High Zoom Digital Camera
Worth the Money!
I have been a Nikon user for many years and I am going to Rome in the Fall and didn't want to carry a heavy camera and all sorts of lenses. This camera is ideal with the 30x zoom and takes wonderful pictures. I would have given it 5 stars but the lack of a decent manual and clear instructions was the reason. Having to do homeowrk and trying to learn cameras features are a pain but I have time until September. Pictures equal to my larger SLR much more expensive camera and this fits in your jacket pocket! There is a WOW factor when viewing through the 30x zoom.
May 21, 2013
Only with Firmware 1.01
It's a great camera, the most versatile ever... a wonderful camera, indeed!!!, only IF it comes with Firmware 1.01
BUT... if it comes with Firmware 1.00 DO NOT BUY it: it has a terrible NR feature error that smears textures and details in a so destructive way that I'd better say NR horror!!! in fact I got rid of it a soon as I could.
Demand Firmware 1.01, if it's not, DO NOT buy it...! not until Sony has released 1.01 Firmware update on this website, to what Sony has denied to do multiple times.
May 7, 2013
Great Zoom Camera!
I absolutely love this camera! I do a lot of event photography, mostly shows/performance art, bands, live music, etc. in mostly dimly-lit bars and night clubs. After dropping and breaking my previous $1,200+ DSLR, and the one before that being stolen, I didn't want to (or have the money to) spend that much again on a new camera. (Photography, is not the base of my work, just something I like to do.) I picked this camera up for just under $400 on sale and was blown away with the quality of the photos and features for the price. I have been able to capture some amazing shots from all the way across a dark bar. The sharpness and color of the photos when using the zoom is very impressive. I think it does great in low-light environments too. At first I was worried about not having the ability of adding a flash, but it's proven not to be an issue. I do find it tends to be a little slow, and it seems to be the lag is because of the flash. I've had no complaints with speed when shooting outdoors in bright light. I've been getting more (positive) comments on photos taken with this camera than I did with more expensive models in the past.
If you're looking for a great zoom and wonderful picture quality for a very reasonable prize, I'd recommend looking into this great camera!
April 8, 2013
This camera is the best camera ive ever owned. The Photos are very beautiful and clean. It's perfect for my automotive photography.
February 24, 2013