Advantages adequate resolution - cheap!
Disadvantages low-build quality, no preview screen, fixed focus
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I was waiting to 'jump in at the right price/performance point' before snagging a digital camera. Sure - I had a webcam but I needed something portable, with a flash with a high enough resolution - in short - a proper digital camera. Friends had spent around £500 on theirs - and the images looked pretty good. Suddenly I noticed a rave review for the Digital Dreams L'Elite. It boasted 1.3 megapixels (my minimum resolution level entry point), it could take movies, it had a self-timer but best of all was the price - sub £100 - the holy grail! I found another very positive review before ordering over the net. I ordered one L'Elite plus 1x32mb flash memory card. The package duly arrived but - they sent the wrong camera (the ridiculously small, low-res but rather interesting L'Espion). Eventually they sent the right one but this time with 16mb instead of 32mb - grrr. Installing the software (some reasonable image-editing software) on my PC proved challenging (and I have enough challenges!) but eventually I was fairly impressed with the results from this fixed focus camera. The build-quality is very low (the fascia is already starting to fall off), there is no screen in order to preview each photo and the small buttons operate differently from the pdf manual. I have yet to have success displaying photos straight to my TV - but y'know what? The L'ELite might just prove to be a good buy after all.*** Update - Good and bad!
First the good. Managed to connect L'Elite to my TV. reasonable image quality (but no way to rotate portrait pictures).Now the bad. The camera is being returned for replacement - It kept switching itself off and the flash would not fire. The guys in support are very helpful and sympathetic.
Looks like this story will run and run - will keep you posted ...
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