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5.0 out of 5 stars Great backpacking camera., May 21, 2012
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I purchased this camera as a replacement for my Nikon Coolpix that quit working after less than two years and probably less than five-hundred pictures. I use this camera when I am backpacking as it is very lightweight and uses standard AA batteries. My first experience was this month on a fifty mile hike of the Foothill Trail in South Carolina. There are many waterfalls and beautiful views and I wanted to take some great pictures. I was extremely happy with the results. I returned home with about sixty photos and loaded them to Picassa with the idea of editing and correcting any problems before sharing them with friends and family. None of the sixty needed any retouching. They were perfect both in exposure and color rendetion. Some of the pictures were taken at night of my campfire with the camera set on the A (automatic) position. They were great.
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Initial post: May 23, 2012 8:43:36 AM PDT
This was very helpful information. I'm looking to replace my older Olympus FE-100 with something that cost about the same as it did 10 years ago. Great news that it takes AAs since I still have some lithiums leftover! Thanks for the details.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 12:00:18 PM PST
I love this camera, but I was wondering is there away to decrease the shutter time? I think thats what it is called. this camera is for my mom and so I tested it out. I took pictures, but it takes a long couple of seconds before it takes the picture and I didn't like this at all. You miss stuff when you're waiting for a picture to be taken. So is there away for me to take quicker pictures on this camera?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 1:07:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 1:08:43 PM PST
hiker says:
If you have the proram set to normal and the flash set to auto it should not take "seconds" for it to take the picture. If there is not enought light and the flash is not turned to auto, it will take a while to take the picture as it is trying to gather enough light to make the exposure. Recheck your settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 7:14:36 PM PST
Thanks I'll check this out. I appreciate your help. Happy Holidays...
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