Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2 out of 5
by Deltanar Could be Better
Pros: I use this camera for bird photography and was surprised by clarity of the images when the lighting is decent. The HAD CCD Sensor Produces less noise then my Canon T3i at low light. The control layout and body feel like a much more expensive camera.
1. LCD Viewfinder is way too small for a camera with this much zoom.
2. Auto-focus response is slow and many times wont lock on to targets in anything but high contrast bright light situations.
3. Although I haven't explored every option there doesn't seem to be a way to shut off the auto preview feature in single shot mode. This is extremely disappointing for wildlife photography.
4. Image Stabilization is virtually worthless at high zoom. A tripod or mono-pod is a must!
May 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sheshoots Nice Entry Level Camera
I've had some really great pictures with this camera. Overall, I think it is a good entry level camera and well made. I take a lot of pictures of horses, and usually at a close to full zoom. Unfortunately, I am unable to get as fast a shutter speed as I need, because of the Aperature limitations. But of course, in this price range that's to be expected. I also find that this camera really produces a blue colour cast saturation for ocean and sky pictures and I have to play with the WB to correct that.
Right now though I am dealing with lens flare, and really wish there was a lens hood accessory for this camera. Any suggestions?
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nameequalsno Great zoom!
Unbelievable zoom and good picture quality.
Auto focus is a bit slow.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ozga211 Best all in one on the market
Razor sharp pictures and videos in any light.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tanukitom Wonderful, wonderful
Excellent and a great camera especially for the price.
September 27, 2014