I have used this camera multiple times since purchase and it takes great photos for a point and shoot camera. My only complaint is the charging system, which requires you to take the battery out and plug it into the proprietary battery charging system. I had thought that you could use the usb data cable and plug it in to charge, but that will not work. This requires you to bring that additional accessory along with you or have multiple batteries, which usually isn't too big of a deal. Aside from that one issue, this item is definitely a good purchase. There are relatively few point and shoot cameras in this price range that also boast the 20 megapixel resolution that this does. -- This review allows only for photos to be uploaded with 5 mb or less of image size and the majority of the images that I have shot with this range between 7 mb and 12 mb, so I found 2 photos that were under this file size that were shot with the camera. They are definitely not the best ones that were shot, but may help. These were literally the only 2 I had that were under or equal to 5 mb.
I have used this camera a couple times, around 340 pictures. It is doing pretty good, it has very good zoom, taking beautiful pictures even in moving targets, like a people, animals, even running car wheels. It is pretty awesome and easy to carry it. Battery life is good enough, I have charged twice for the 340 plus the erased ones. I just would like to have some more options for editing pics. Wifi works good as well, it was the main reason because we bougth the cam. For the price it is completely awesome small 20 pixels camera.
I use it for copying genealogical records for my family history. It is mounted on a board that is clamped on a microfilm viewer, the wide-angle lens is perfect to view the total image. A Sony app is available to remotely control the camera shutter, and images are automatically saved on a cellphone, tablet or PC. Unfortunately I have not been able to use the wi-fi camera app provided by Sony, the software is difficult to get working on a Samsung tablet. One problem is precisely zooming the lens with the tiny lever provided. I may have to provide a much larger control knob.
I bought this to supplement my Nikon Coolpix 520, as I wanted something "pocketable." While it takes excellent photos, it does take noticeably longer to take a photo once the button is tripped. I suspect that is the image stabilization working, but not completely sure. Appreciate the built-in wifi feature...it's relatively simple to use, and I was able to capture some nice snaps of a hummingbird feeding using it. Overall, it's a good deal for the money.
I was in the field doing work away from home when my old camera had a problem. Searched on-line and found the Canon. In the store looked at several others and with input with the salesman, decided on this model. I don't regret it. It worked great and the pictures were all I expected.
I have a large collection of DSLR and compact cameras. One of the top items I consider is quick focus and ability to take pictures very quick before the moment is gone. This is one of the best compact camera that does both. I never miss a shot of great moments. I just have to turn it on and within less than a second, i am already shooting. Great buy for the price. The wifi is awesome function. You can try those cameras before buying at Best Buy camera center (hope they are fully charged). They have quick and great auto focus. Great for trips rather than carrying a DSLR.
A:AnswerYes, you will need to buy a memory card; it does not come with one. It takes standard size SDHC or SDXC cards. I believe a 32 GB card can hold maybe 4,000 high quality pics or a couple hours of video. You can get a high speed (80 or 90+ MB/s) one quite cheaply these days. Personally I prefer to have several smaller cards rather than one big one for photos so I have different events on different cards. It's easier for me to manage than having 15,000 unrelated pics on one big card. For video I prefer the bigger and faster cards so I don't have to worry about having to switch cards in the middle of filming a longer event.
A:AnswerYes, it has 10X optical and 4X digital zoom. The zoom control is a tiny knob on the ring around the button that you press to take a picture. It is smaller and harder to control than the toggle switch type that I am used to on the older Canons. It takes some practice getting used to and it is so sensitive that it is easy to over zoom and then under zoom when you try to back it off a bit.