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Good Point and Shoot if you get for the right price
on August 24, 2009
I shopped this around and got it for around $80 with a 2gb SD card. At that price, this camera is a good deal. I wanted a shirt pocket-sized camera for landscape and posed shots with friends, and that's what this is. Some of my shots came out absolutely terrifically, fit for printing.
I would not recommend it even for a toss-in-the-purse camera if, for instance, you want to get shots of your kids on the playground. Many of my pictures with a bright sky background came out with striations. Also, the shutter lag is noticeably longer than even my five-year-old introductory Canon PowerShot (great camera, but not pocket-sized). If you're shooting active subjects outdoors, you'll miss more shots than the $40-$60 price difference (again, assuming an $80 price for this one) you probably need to get a pocket-sized Canon.
Evening or low light pictures have problems consistent with all point and shoot cameras.
Menu functions were as easy and intuitive as Canon's.
I'll try to post a sample of the best and worst this camera did on a trip to Seattle.