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This camera is fantastic; easy to use and, most importantly, it takes beautiful photographs! The camera is incredibly user friendly, has brilliant zoom (I took some wonderful photographs of a band on stage from way back in the crowd!), a bright high resolution screen and a number of scene modes, allowing you to take lovely photos in any light. I've had it for more than a year and wouldn't even consider changing it right now - it does everything I need it to do and I love the way it looks.
This camera has a whole 14MP(!) which is pretty impressive, and what's more - it shows! I've taken hundreds of lovely photographs which are now nicely arranged on my bedroom walls - they are good quality, clear and bright... I would go as far as saying that it takes the nicest pictures of all the cameras I have ever owned. My favourite thing about the camera has to be it's zoom - it's really useful to be able to take nice photos from far away; standing next to my friends in a crowd whilst trying to take photographs of people on stage was really evidence of how good the zoom is in comparison to other digital cameras. I really like the Perfect Touch feature, probably because it makes me look prettier (which I definitely need) but also because it brightens the photos up and makes them nicer overall. A downside of the camera would probably be its chunky-ness; it's quite difficult to fit in the average pocket as it's thick, however I do like it's size and it fits nicely into one hand as it is designed to do so. I think that I should perhaps invest in trousers with bigger pockets... Another downside would be that it drains normal AA batteries after taking about 2 photographs, I would one hundred percent recommend investing in a Kodak rechargable battery if you're going to go for this camera otherwise there's not really any point!
At just under £200 for the camera, I feel that the price was spot on - 14MP, a fantastic zoom feature and range of modes is worth the amount I paid, especially in comparison to the features of other digital cameras that you pay a similar amount for. This is a great camera and it doesn't have many downsides. I definitely recommend it, just don't forget to get the right battery!
I got this camera to take pictures of my niece when she was born, and to document her first year. I wanted to try to take a picture of her every day so that we could see her growing up, however, my dream was sadly very short-lived as it soon became apparent that this camera was not up to scratch.
The camera has a wide range of features which may or may not be the reason for its fatal flaw. A battery is supplied with the camera when you first purchase it, and the camera works fine with this battery. However, when this battery runs out, you of course will have to replace it, which is where the problems start. This camera eats up power from batteries like there is no tomorrow! I have found that even with a fully charged set of batteries, I can only take two pictures at the most before the batteries run out. I see little point in having a camera when you can hardly take any pictures.
The camera has 14 Mega Pixels so it does create very high quality images, if you ever get to take any. It also has a wide range of features with a good zoom and facial recognition. It can, in theory, take videos but the camera powers down as soon as you even switch to that option. It has a good size screen so you can see what you are taking a picture of clearly.
Overall, it is a good camera with good features, but it is pointless having it because of the power problems.