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Great little camera with one exception
on June 18, 2014
This is miniature version of a "bridge" camera. It has some incredible features. I give it four stars for two reasons.
The biggest reason is part of the design. It doesn't have the traditional viewfinder. One has use the LCD screen to focus on the subject. Because of it's size, I have a hard time holding this camera steady when zooming in to the maximum focal length. If it's used with, let's say a monopod or a device I have called a HandlePod, the photos come out tack sharp. I read another review where the owner had no problem taking sharp photos because of the size. Maybe this is just me, but I've had issues.
On the positive side, the size can be a real advantage in certain situations where a larger camera just gets in the way.
I also purchased the OmniGear leather case which is more like the old fashioned glove type cover. It has a shoulder strap that allows the user to conveniently carry the camera everywhere. One can a take a shot quickly without having to pull the camera out of a bag. Nothing is ever perfect, but this camera really tries.
Macro shots are this cameras strong recommendation. I was amazed at the results. For macro, I usually shoot in Prog.
Macro mode. As an experiment, I took some flower shots in Auto , letting the camera automatically pick the macro mode. They were equal in quality to Program mode.
WiFi use with an IPhone can be tricky. I went on to UTube to get visual help.
Other than that, this camera has the features that make up for any other shortcomings.
I would definitely recommend this camera to someone just starting or to someone more experienced as an additional