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380 of 405 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great camera for quick snaps, June 29, 2012
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We've had this camera now for a few weeks and have come to really like it. It is so thin and lightweight that it can easily be carried in a pocket, purse, or backpack. Compared to the size of today's smartphones, this is actually smaller than some.

The pictures are decent. I find some of the interior pictures are a bit grainy, even with the flash. The flash is plenty bright - so no issues there. Switching to low light mode made all the difference. This quick change off the menu function made for clear crisp pictures.

Outdoor pictures are really outstanding. Super clear and crisp. Sometimes it has problems figuring out what to focus on. However, when a face appears, it is really pretty good at identifying it and focusing on it.

One of my favorite features is the rechargable lithium ion battery. I hate having to deal with batteries. However, it is a bit of an annoyance to get it charged as it requires the battery to be ejected from the camera and placed into a charger.

The final reason why this inexpensive camera does not get a five star rating is the long time it takes between pictures. Even on a fully charged battery, it takes on average 5 seconds for the camera to process each shot. If you are trying to take a bunch of group photos, this can seem like forever.

Overall - I like this camera. It is relatively inexpensive and takes great snapshots.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 12:20:45 PM PST
J. Murphy says:
Thank you for posting about your experiences with this camera. I want to find a camera that can take several pictures right in a row. Do you know of a digital camera (or just a price range) that can do that?

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 12:12:31 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 1:17:01 PM PST
D. M. Kemp says:
This camera does have a burst mode which works pretty well.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 3:29:12 PM PST
goonius says:
Thank you! Very helpful review.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 5:45:58 AM PST
To get a series of shots in quick succession you need a DSLR camera with a full or almost full frame processor. That's what allows the quick shots. I have a Canon Rebel T3i which I love dearly. There are some really good ones available but be prepared to spend anywhere from $500 to several thousand, depending on which camera and lense options you choose. In reality, the little A 2300 being considered in this thread is probably as good as it gets for a point and shoot camera. It's really loaded with features for a pocket camera. I'm ordering one now to keep in my pocket.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2013 2:39:59 PM PST
K. Emery says:
can this camera be hooked to a personal computer for downloading pictures? i did not see a cord to allow that.

thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2013 2:31:39 PM PST
D. M. Kemp says:
Yes - it includes a cord with a usb connector to download to your computer.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 8:33:54 PM PST
Man in Black says:
Sounds like you might be using a low speed memory card. I doubt this camera is taking that long to process each shot. That job falls on the memory card. Try one of high speed cards, they are a bit more expensive, but not much and are well worth it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2013 12:36:45 AM PDT
Andrew Hardy says:
Bingo! If ur taking hi-res shots with a cheapo/slow class 4 memory card, you'll have a delay. A high performance card will speed things up and if you're close to the subject and don't foresee blowing the pics up to wall mural size, you can probably get by with 8 or even 5 MP resolution of 10 years ago.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 6:00:53 PM PDT
chuchu says:
yer darn tootin!
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