"Very Versatile"on by travellinbum
Pros No additional tripod required
HDR Art mode is fantastic
Stunning Panorama mode
Helpful, easy self timer/ motion shutter
Eye-fi capable, but also very easy to upload at home without
Cons Poor flash, not recommended for nightime photos, but many cameras are designed for that anyway.
Menu options for changing scene modes, self timer, led flash not as quick and a bit cumbersome.
Sound in video a bit noisy.
Summary This camera I got on say at Best Buy with a credit card opening for $175 and is well worth it at the price, but at the regular price of $250, not so much. The HDR Art works as advertised, panorama is fun and cool to use. Be in the shot without the extra tripod, set it up anyway you like and even hang it from a tree. Battery is pretty good took over a 100shots on a test trip on art mode, and other scene modes and lasted the day. Easy to hold. I wish there were quick kinks to options such as flash, self timer, scene but you get use to it. Flash is not very good, but not many point and shoot under $300 are.Fun, unique, artistic, and versatile are its keywords. Again good for self video/photos and you can see yourself on abig screen unlike samsung dual view tiny front lcd screen.
Good camera, could be better and Casio does have Exilim models with same features and more for $300 and up too.
Pros Sporty looks is about the only good thing. It takes pretty good HD video for YouTube type broadcast, if that's all your looking for (sound is only mono).
Cons 1) Bad pictures! Claims 12 megapixels but iPhone 4 takes clearer photos. Really wide angle fixed lens puts barrel distortion on all pictures. No optical zoom. NO FLASH. Forget about taking pictures in dim light.
2) Touch screen has very poor response
Summary Bought this item based on "Very Good" CNET editors review and returned it a week later. It's neither a good still camera nor a good video camera. You can spend your $200 better.