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Better than the average point and shoot - updated: Not so bloody good after all.
on August 29, 2014
A very nice camera, very sleek design, excellent zoom, excellent clarity. I find I don't use the touch screen much, but it works fine. I think this particular model manages to combine the portability of a point and shoot with some of the better features of larger cameras.
Update: This is the second camera of this type that I purchased - I also have the previous model, the SZ-30. They're really quite sleek and stylish, and I meant what I said above, however the same thing went wrong with this one that went wrong with the last one. For whatever reason after a year or so the camera seems to have inhaled enough dust that the lens barrel gets stuck, and I start receiving "Zoom Error" messages. It seems to be quite difficult to clean the dust out. That in itself wouldn't prompt the bad review - what does it is that the dust gets pulled completely into the camera and fouls the inside of the lens and/or sensor rendering the camera just about useless. I loved these models because I thought they were very good looking, had fantastic zoom and resolution, and were the perfect combination of size and quality, but when this one started showing dirt on the sensor - just like the last one - it was a little heartbreaking. For the money they cost they shouldn't have a problem like this.