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Great camera for the price
on April 26, 2014
I got this camera as a gift for a beginner and it has worked very well. The functions are reasonably easy to use. You do have to have some knowledge of photography to use many of the features but it does have "auto" modes so you can point and click without fidgeting with settings if that's what you want. The picture quality is quite good, even at max zoom. The panoramic setting is really nice and very easy to use. I haven't had the battery issues others discussed in their reviews but haven't had it that long, though.
It's also a great size. Seems pretty small at first but the shape conforms to your hand and is comfortable to handle. The buttons are easy to reach and logically placed (the on/off switch is a little temperamental but a very minor issue). It's not quite as convenient as the simple "square" cameras but will still fit into a purse or even a pocket.
Overall, this is a very inexpensive, good quality camera, perfect for someone looking to get into photography. The more advanced features can be used once they become more familiar with the settings but can also just use basic settings for very nice results.