AWESOME Little Camera, October 11, 2005
Reviewer: K. McCloskey
I got this little thing 2 months ago for my birthday, and am quite happy
with it. I took it with me on a vacation to Japan, and was able to take
home tons of picture memories.
I'll start with the
1) You have to hold it still for several
seconds when taking pictures, or else they will turn out blurry. This is
only a real problem when taking spur-of-the-moment pictures, or if in a
hurry, which does not happen too often.
2) Flash is extremely bright, so close objects will wash out.(Just turn
off the flash and this is not a problem)
3) Digital zoom - not as good as optical, but not too bad.
Now for the pros:
1) This thing is small! It came with a neckstrap, so I wore it as a
necklace during my vacation, and it was so light I barely noticed it.
2) Lots of memory- my 512mb card holds at least 530 pictures/videos, and
there's still room.
3) Really easy to operate, I was able to change the flash settings, delete
pictures, use the self-timer, take video and review pictures without even
having to read the instruction manuel.
4) Quick and easy file transfer to my computer-just hook it up to the USB,
and drag and drop.
5) Extrememly bright flash, while listed as a con, is also nice when
taking pictures in the dark, as they will show up as if it is the middle
of the day, provided you are not too close.
Overall, I gotta say I love this little camera. Sure, the picture quality
isn't the best, but if you are in decent lighting conditions, and you can
hold still for a few seconds, you can get some good quality pictures.
Budget camera delivers, September 13, 2005
Reviewer: Nichole A. Padjen
This is a good camera for the money. Don't be expecting amazing 5mp
pictures or anything. If you are in a dark area, it is hard to see on the
screen what you are shooting. Of course, when you actually take the
picture, the flash brightens the area. If you are not still, pictures can
be a bit fuzzy...but a 20$ tripod can take care of that problem. Small,
can fit in a purse or pocket.
Great for kids, comes with a carrying strap
so they don't drop it. All in all, I would recomend it for someone who is
starting out and wants a VERY basic camera, or for a child. If you are
looking for high quality photos this is not the camera for you. I bought
it for my 14 year old sister who uses it to take pictures at the football
game, and put them on her website (which does not require high quality
photos). Her photos look pretty decent when printed in a 3x5 size.
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!, September 1, 2005
I am terribly discussed with this purchase. I bought this camera on my way
to the Houston Astrodome to welcome the evacuee's from Louisiana. I most
definitely wanted pictures of what I witnessed. Guess what!! NOT ONE
PICTURE TURNED OUT!!
I am irate, to say the least. I trusted this product and was let down
during one of our countries historic events. Simply returning this camera
and getting my money back DOES NOT begain to repay me.
The program itself is complicated, from the driver download process to
viewing the photos. I saw my pictures only once, then could never find
them again. I took several pictures and some short video, but found that
none of them had been saved in the camera.
Vivitar, you owe me a HUGE appology. How can you sell a product like this
for more than $10 which I happen to think is too much for it.
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