Top critical review
Good pictures for most situations
on August 22, 2010
Overall, I'm happy with this camera. The "shortcomings" I list below don't affect me very much. It has way more modes than are necessary, but once you find which ones you really need, you can just ignore the rest (like the mode for photographing food dishes).
There are three shortcomings for this camera.
1- Pictures in low light rooms. I have tried many modes that are suppose to be made for low light pictures and still can't get very clear images. You would probably have to use a tripod to keep the camera absolutely still.
2- Every so often the camera just locks up. You have to remove the battery, insert the battery, turn the camera off, then turn the camera back on to be able to start taking pictures again. This doesn't happen very often but the first time it causes you to miss a picture, you'll be pretty upset with it.
3- Video pauses every 10-15 seconds. I haven't determined yet if this is something I can fix using a different video player. When video files were transferred to my computer they pause/skip a few frames about every 10-15 seconds. I don't take much video so this wasn't a big issue for me.