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I used to be a professional photographer that used medium and large format camera...,
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This thing is not a professional camera. Don't confuse yourself there.
It does take decent photographs, but the reason I bought it was for the price. I ride a motorcycle and I wanted a camera that I could access quickly; if it were to fall out or otherwise get broken from a spill, it wouldn't be a heartbreaking loss or a financial hit. In fact, I'll ride around with the camera dangling from the wrist strap that I attached to my glove (I ride a dual-sport and take it off-road). I had gotten tired of digging out my phone to take a picture, especially during the rainy days common to my region. And this thing has a flash; it takes a while for the flash to warm up but it works. The camera itself comes up and is ready to use within a few seconds of turning it on - and has several features that I wasn't expecting from a camera in this price range.
I'm considering buying a second to have on hand as backup.
In short, I treat this thing as a disposable camera and it's exceeded it's expectations. I would recommend it as such, or even as a first camera for your young aspiring photographer. I wish only that it had an optical zoom.
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Initial post: Jun 23, 2014 9:29:43 AM PDT
AS from Texas says:
Thanks for your review. That is exactly the type of camera I've been looking for! When I travel, I like to get group shots, but don't want to hand my nice camera to a stranger. I plan to carry this one. If somebody runs off with this camera, I'll only cry over the photos, not the actual camera!
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