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Picture not clear. Close up macro OK. Slow sluggish processing
on December 3, 2011
Nice little gadget with enough features. But in my opinion a clear picture is most important.
Closeup images in macro mode are good, so unless you are doing object photography for your web site this camera does not take portrait and group pictures of humans very sharp, and that's what counts. I tried it on a flower, a pen and many tiny thing. While they all turned out good, the indoor pictures of people all have a blur and over saturated colors, despite using a tripod or keeping the unit on a table. Tried most settings, and each does what it is designed to do, but does not improve the picture quality.
Small enough to take with you
Easy to use
Some People still like Sony
HD movie is nice
Slugish to turn on or off
Takes long to delete an image
Poor battery life (this is due to large screen tiny battery)
Sometime stops in the middle of a movie shoot, must reshoot
Did I mention poor image quality for people/group/portrait
This is my 5th point and shoot, I also own a Nikon SLR with a few lenses.
I shoot pics on a regular basis, no pro but willing to learn and take advantage of camera features.