Pros 8X optical zoom, multi mode for all of your picture taking needs. Quility / clear pictures. Definately not a toy camera.
Cons Missing basic features (auto date and time stamp, detailed users manual). Buttons are hard to find (flush with top of camera)
Summary If you take some time to learn the features and the correct way to use them, you will be very satisfied with this camera.
Pros Excellent image quality for stills and videos. Excellent display quality, camera fit-and-finish surpasses my expectations. Better than cameras costing twice the price. Battery life is excellent. Ergonomics are spot-on! Green packaging-no styrofoam.
Cons Video recording sound is not up to par with the image. Remote control accessory is only for playback (not well documented). No micro-hdmi cable or adapters, only usb cable and charger. Zoom noise is slight but noticeable.
Summary Excellent value for a camera at $300, but at $130 this one is a steal that should not be ignored. Still and video image quality far exceeds my experience with other P&S cameras, even Canon and Nikon products, as does battery life. Fit-and-finish is better than previous Kodak cameras in my stable, I am not giving this one to a family member, I am keeping this one for myself. Once I discovered the "IR" port on the back, I found and purchased the remote control accessory hoping to use it to capture wildlife and a few self-portraits, but after struggling to guess how to make it work (the documentation on using the camera with the remote control is very poor) I contacted technical support, which was not helpful the first time. The second contact resulted in an answer to my question (How to makthe remote work with the camera to capture images? "You can't do that"). Still this camera is a great value, especially for the price I paid toget it. I
Pros Has a decent lens, small size, relatively high zoom for an inexpensive pocket camera, great shutter response time, large lcd, hd movie mode, great smart capture mode (actually works!).
Cons Essentially no manual controls - Program mode basically useless. No dial to switch between modes - have to go into menu to which is cumbersome. No option for manual focus, no maintain settings option.
Summary This camera is a true point and shoot, which is basically why I purchased it. I have larger cameras with more bells and whistles, but I wanted something I could carry all the time that would provide me good pics at a second's notice. This is it. I have over the last month tried numerous cameras (from Lumix, Olympus, Nikon and others), and although some of them seemed more solid as far as construction or more stylish in general they could not compete with the responsiveness or pictue quality of this little camera - especially for the price.
Pros Great features, high megapixels, great price, good zoom
Cons Flash often washes out color, software didn't work, didn't always want to focus, mediocre microphone
Summary I got this camera less than a year ago for my birthday. It was a great camera! But I went to a brewers game, and the lense got jammed... I don't know how. It still kind of works, but it can't zoom or focus. I wish it lasted longer.
Pros Good picture image. Outdoor pictures in all lights are great.
Video works well and is easy to use. The volume levels out, and the High def is a nice feature.
Gives you a choice of which memory card type that you want to use.
The fireworks option allows
Cons The shutter sticks open while trying to take multiple pictures. Has nothing to do with the firmware update that fixes the problem which sticking while changing modes. Took me 3 weeks to get my camera back. Make sure you keep your receipt, and follow up to
Summary I would have given this camera a higher rating if I hadn't have had the hassle of trying to take pictures with a shutter that didn't work properly. Imagine trying to take pictures of someone special, and having the camera seize up time after time. In order to get the shutter to close, I had to take out the batteries, and reinsert them to do so.