on December 14, 2009
I bought this camera for pretty much one feature: USB charging.
This little beast charges quick and is a snap to use. The user interface is fairly intuitive. The zoom button is a little awkward. Otherwise, quite satisfied with my purchase. Easy point & shoot and a few decent advanced features. Still trying it out, so I might update this review at a later time.
Just on a side note: I searched far and wide for a camera that charges over USB. Went to several stores and they say that none of the cameras have a USB charger claiming it's the nature of the beast. If cellphones can charge over USB, then so should cameras. Very glad that most of Samsung's digital camera product line charge over USB. Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and the others need to wake up & work on usability. The only letdown is the proprietary cable. If it was a regular mini usb, I would feel a little more comfortable knowing I could easily acquire another cable if I lose the proprietary one.
on September 7, 2010
The camera worked great for 2 weeks, features are great and quality of pics were outstanding. However, after 2 weeks of use the camera just died, the lenses would not retract and red blinking lights would show up on screen. Called customer service and they said that they would need me to return and they would send me a response, could take up to 8 weeks they said. It seems these cameras have a lot of issues with the retraction of the lenses - they get stuck for some reason. Either way, not worth the money.