I have other SLR's but is easier than a SLR. I bought this as a present to my self for a more simlpler camera to use when I am out , It has Everything My SLR has but way easier to use no lenseto change with the 26 optical zoom which is futher than my other camera's . With the Large LCD screen and the option for picture taking on top the camera including the smart function any one can take a great pic. In a nutshell I was Very Pleased with My New Toy and can't wait till spring and Summer to go and and get some Great shots.
This camera is really good! It fits in my hand just right. I can reach the power and the zoom buttons with the same hand that I am holding the camera with. My only complaint is that I find it hard to see the image I am trying to capture on the screen.
Some have problems getting clear sharp focus. Through testing I've learned that if the subject is within a certain distance when in zoom, the camera cant catch up. It also zooms out so far that any movement can blur the shot. Put the camera neck strap around your neck and push the camera outward away from you to create tension to steady the shot more. Also the cameras weight is so light that even changing your mind about composition creates movement to blur the shot. Im going to get a replacement tripod screw/bolt and push it up through a 20oz soda bottle lid so i can suspend a full soda or water bottle from the tripod hole to more than double the weight to add stability for the long shots. Looks strange but gets the shot. The strap trick along with the full water bottle will help the stabilization even more. If you want more clear focus closer than zoom then you have a lot of scenes in the "SCN" area from the mode dial on top to set. For the sun glare on the screen ive cut the ends off a pop tart box to use a a sun shield. Not many will bother but it really works on bright days.
The camera is very pretty, not too cumbersome, but is entirely too confusing to use. Too many dials, and change this and change that for even a simple picture. The instructions/preview messages on the screens can't be reviewed comprehensively in the short amount of time the information is visible on the camera screen. In order to make the most of this product, one would have to either memorize or print the entire manual and refer to it for every photo situation. Very disappointing that owner has to download the manual instead of it being included with the product. This was a gift to me, and I worry that not too far down the road I will experience the same issues other cameras have, meaning the camera will begin to "eat" batteries, slow down with response time, and the like. Sadly, Samsung and others have the exact same cameras, with exactly the same features, only brand names are different.
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