Rated 4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5
by frugalchariot Great camera
I purchased this camera in late June, 2014 and have used it regularly. My photographic interest is the outdoors, both scenic and wildlife from closeup to telephoto, and the wide angle with 63X optical zoom allows amazing reach. The 20 megapixel resolution allows fine tuning and cropping on the computer with no loss in quality of the end product. And the camera is not heavy or bulky, is easily carried, and relatively easy to hold steady even on telephoto shots. Overall, the camera is a bargain at its asking price; I would recommend it without question to anyone who wants simplicity and great photographic range.
May 3, 2015
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 3 out of 5 by DustDragon got the camera while visiting the us
i am a novice photographer so i cant say much as this is my first camera besides my mobile :)
i love the picture quality its an easy 5 stars if that was all i was judging it by But. there is some options ether i cant find or it didn't have.
I wanted to be able to manually set focus and even lock it for faster shots it was a pain when i went to the zoo having a large red light. light up as you focus distracts the animals and makes the pic's blur. also the lens cap dose not have a tether so i lost mine twice :( lucky the first time it was in the hotel room :)
also the cable is not a micro usb as i was expecting and also what it looks like
May 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by fredkpalle Great zoom camera
A bit slow to focus...but otherwise great for the price
May 17, 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 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 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