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I really don't like the interface because almost all the interface is done ...
on August 14, 2014
I bought this camera for social events and rock climbing. I got it quickly from Amazon just in time for my trip to Yosemite to do a week long climbing trip. It is a very simple camera.
Interface: 1 star. I really don't like the interface because almost all the interface is done with the touch screen. It is not a easy, quick interface. Too many touches to get to the menu you want.
Pictures: 3 stars. The pictures I able to take were decent for this little camera.
Size: 4 stars. I love the size. Very small. Nice because I want this for the portability and using as little room and weight. It is however hard to take pictures. It is too small for that function. I have small hands. It would be difficult for someone with large hands.
Memory and Battery: 1 star. I DO NOT like there is no SD card slot. You must rely on the internal memory. That is both bad work flow and limits amount of pictures you can take before you have to download. Limits the portability. There also is no battery you can take out. So no back up battery and again, limits the portability. Both functions require you to plug the camera into an outlet.
Reliabilty: Can I give it ZERO stars. I had only had this less than a week. The camera froze twice on a full charge while the lens was out. Oddly, after just putting it down for a bit, I was able to press the power button a bunch of times and it closed the lens. The next time was the killer. I was climbing a 1300 foot wall and had the most amazing views. But the camera did this again. It froze again. I couldn't turn it off or do anything. So I put it in my pocket and kept climbing. I checked it two more times in the next couple hours. Still frozen open with power on. Unfortunately, I was on an all day climb. Since it was in my pocket, I laid on it a few times and the lens got stuck. Eventually, when the power was used up, it shutdown but with the lens open. I recharged it and pressed the power button. "Lens error". Piece of junk!