I purchased this camera a few months ago for the zoom and was not disappointed. I like the camera so much, my purchase from Overstock was to buy a second one.
The camera is a GREAT entry-level DSLR that takes stunning photos with minimal knowledge of photography. For more advanced users, the fully-manual functions are perfect for those on a budget. The additional two lenses (really just fancy filters) are worthless. The actual filters are decent, but you'll find quickly that you only really need the UV. Good size memory cards, although I wish I knew they weren't very fast - that's kind of a bummer. But really, all in all, this is a great kit for the aspiring photographer, or someone transitioning from film to digital.
There are way better camera's out there. The big selling point to this camera is it can get wet and that's it. I got this camera for free through a work promotion. I wasn't expecting much from it so I took a chance on it. It says you can take it under water but I doubt I'll risk it. I looked at the reviews online before I got it and the reviews were mixed. Most people by this time use their phone to do photos and videos which are just as good. Pros: 1. Windows 7 discovered it quickly and no software needed to install. You could see the camera right away in Explorer. 2. 20 megapixels is good quality. The AVI videos are 640 x 480 screen size. Not 20 megapixels high quality but aren't too bad. 3. The Selfy option is nice. 4. The Video camera is more useful than the still photos. Cons: 1. Opening the slot to load the batteries and MicroSD card is difficult. I suppose it's because the camera has to be waterproof and air tight? 2. Connecting the camera cable to your pc requires you to open the battery slot. Turning it on while the slot is open is tricky. This is a poor design. Better to remove the Micro SD card and insert that into your laptop IF you pc has that option. 3. No stabilization mode so if you shake you hand when taking a still photo the picture will be very blurry. 4. Requires a MICRO SD card (NOT INCLUDED ) 5. Uses 2 TRIPLE AAA batteries (included) and they get used up quickly. Approximately 30 minutes if left on. 6. A little hard to figure out what button does what, but after you fumble through the options, you'll figure out how to use it. The navigation is clumsy. 7. There's a port on the left side of the camera with no explanation at all in the manual. What's it for? Flower icon is for closeups, the other option is for regualr photos. My camera was set in the middle and I learned this the hard way. KNOW THIS! THIS IS IMPORTANT! 8. The Auto settings are not always right, this is NOT a point a shoot camera. Leaving everything on auto does not give you the best photo results. 9. The flash is WAY TOO POWERFUL! It turns everything white if your too close. DO YOUR HOMEWORK Shop & compare FIRST before you buy anything! KNOW exactly what your needs are and what you want. If your hands shake, they DO make cameras that won't be blurry if you move your hand, this is NOT that kind.
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