94.6% of Users Would Recommend this Digital Camera
5.4% of Users Would Not Recommend this Digital Camera
TOTAL USER RATINGS: 37
PROS: Small and stylish with mostly solid build quality. Images are sharp. Very fast in most cases.
CONS: Though its fast in most cases shots taken with flash take some time before you get to the next one The build quality is prety solid but I dislike the plastic doors (for battery compartment and USB compartment) LCD though a nice size needed higher resolution. Would be nice to see additional colors than silver.
PROS: ovrall image quality (natural colours - probably best of class and one of the best overall, lot of details, often sharp and crysp images without too much processing), flash, size
CONS: some image properties could be better, lack of some features (see below)
PROS: small size, good pics, easy to use, great for indoors or outdoors, good size screen
CONS: not for manual use, special scene mode can make picture blurry if not held completely still (use tripod)
PROS: Tiny Size; Large Screen; Quick Startup (means you're ready to take pictures in about a second); Excellent movie option (by today's standards, this is a quality feature); good battery life; good focus
CONS: Body scratches very, very easily
PROS: teeny, ergonomic, "cute". evaluative light metering a nice addition on a sub-compact. digital macro shows some promise. can customize with own startup pictures and operations sounds. It has continuous shoot mode (approx. 2fps) which is nice. 30fps video @640x480 til you fill up the card. Also has panorama/photo stitch capacity (isn't perfect; see below) Focus and exposure lock comes in handy. The "my colors" mode is, I suppose, 'neat' (but I dont use it).
CONS: image quality far from perfect; color fringing a major flaw on bright highlights. Noisy picture on anything (everything) shot over iso 100. Blurry pictures w/o flash or tripod on many shots @ iso 50. Do not expect to blow up all your pics to 15x20; you will be disappointed. Prints up to 11x14 are fairly pristine though. You can 'clean up' your pics (jpeg compression only; would like to see tif or raw compression, but I'm not sure this is even possible with a camera this small) using utilities like "unjpeg" to denoise your pics. Audio recording is noisy, but that's not really a big issue. The lens is off-center from the tripod mount, adding difficulty in assembling panoramas from multiple shots (not impossible, mind you; just worth mentioning). Definitely does not replace rebel XT, but it does fit in your front pocket:) It's a big chunk of change to drop for a "pretty good" picture: If you can, personally test it out with multiple exposures/lighting situations, and zoom in to check the quality. Maybe I'm nitpicking, but I expected better quality than what I got. I have a 2mp fuji that doesnt fringe, although it produces 'jaggedy' pictures by contrast.
PROS: takes great pics in low light & very cool special fx
CONS: the camera has a major flaw .. only after about a month the cameras lcd screen became white and i was unable to view any picture or video taken.i am hopeing canon can fix this issue
PROS: High Resolution, Works Well In Low Light, Easy To Use Controls, Easy To Understasnd Manuel, Generous Accessories Supplied
CONS: Lack Of Advanced Functions e.g Night and TV
PROS: Wonderful set of options, fast!
CONS: No shutter/ apperature priority
PROS: Small, Powerful, Fast, 7.1 mgapixel, SD card memory which is cheaper as compared to Flash cards (Used in Sony etc)
CONS: No infra red facility available. viewfinder too small.
PROS: Very compact and takes great pics
CONS: Can get quite a bit of redeye at times
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