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A pretty good package
on September 10, 2014
I wanted a smaller camera for vacations since my DSLR is quite bulky. The Canon was my choice since it has a viewfinder which makes taking pictures in bright light so much easier. The camera has more bells and whistles than you can imagine so there's a long learning curve if you want to know about all of them. or you can put it on AUTO and just shoot to your hearts content. It has WIFI but it's a bit odd so I haven't really used it. I got the "package deal" since it wasn't much more than the camera itself. The package was "the good the bad and the ugly" in my opinion. The good is the fact that it comes with two extra rechargeable batteries, a 64 Gb memory card, three stick-on screen protectors (which you have to cut to size unfortunately), a USB card reader. a lens cleaning kit, and an HDMI cable. That was worth the extra cost of the package. The bad is a small case (not Vivitar as shown in the photo) that barely holds the camera and an extremely tight fit if you have the camera's neck strap attached. The memory card wallet isn't too useful. You can take thousands of RAW with high res photos on the 64Gb card (most folks don't take such high resolution photos, you can get over 10k jpeg using the 6M pixel resolution). and personally, I've never taken that many on a vacation or anywhere before I downloaded to the computer, and the wallet is small enough to lose easily. the package comes with three small tripods, One seems useful in that you can get it to wrap around a pipe or branch (its legs are articulated) the other two are questionable and redundant. Then there's the ugly: you get a Wrist grip strap that the box states is for an SLR or DSLR. Except for the screw that mounts the base to the bottom of the camera, I couldn't figure out how it's supposed to attach and be used (either to the Canon or any of my SLRs. There's no instruction sheet, and even FOCUS's tech support couldn't help me. They told me to call the store.
So you get an awesome camera, some useful accessories and others that will wind up in the garbage.