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ABOUT: ====================== I bought this camera as a replacement for my old canon camera which got water damaged so i needed something to replace it. I didn't think much to it at first, because it makes a horrid clicking noise when it's taking a photo which is from the flash or stabilizing the image. I got it in pink, and i thought at first i would get on really well with it, but it just wasn't the camera for me.
When the flash was off (no need in day light) it doesn't use it's image stabilizing features as well as it does with the flash. I run a small business as use it to take photos of stock, but while the image quality is good, the photos look too amateur.
I am looking into professional photography, and this camera isn't very good for someone wanting to take great photos. It is however good for days out, taking photos of other people/children, but i wouldn't recommend it for anything other than this.
The camera is 12mp and comes with just the cable to plug it into a computer and the instructions. It does have a lot of different settings to take photos in. You can set it to "fireworks" or "scenic" etc to capture the best photo possible in different surroundings. I have tried out them all, and I haven't noticed too much of a difference in the way the photo comes out. I went to a concert and tried to take photos with it, and it was just terrible. I couldn't get any nice photos without the lights on stage making it difficult to see, so the camera wasn't helping out with it either.
This camera is no different to a general digital camera. I think it's only special features are face recognition and image stabilization which do features on nearly all cameras now. My first ever camera did the same things but better but it was unfortunately dropped into a pint of beer so after trying to keep it alive, it finally gave up and I had to get a new one.
A real downside to the camera is it takes AA batteries and eats them up quickly! i much prefer one which charges up to one which needs more money ploughed into it on good quality batteries. I tried shop brand batteries and they lasted around 50 photos, and the top brands took around 100.
It has a lot of nice photo features where you can choose what type of setting you are in to reflect on the photo. So if your watching fireworks, there is a setting which will capture the colour extremely well, or if your taking photos of babies, there is a nice soft setting.
It takes alot of getting used to and a lot of trial and error to get the perfect photo. I have recently sold this on to get a new camera which I have chosen to be a Bridge camera which will have a much better quality of photo compared to a standard camera like this one. I have no issues with fujifilm but I feel this camera is pretty basic and obviously will be for the price you can pay for it.
I hand make childrens clothing, and need to take photos of them all the time to show customers and this camera didn't do them much favours. I wanted to make them look bright and perfect, but the camera seemed to show all the shadows and folds in the fabric making them look very dull.
It did however take a brilliant quick photo of my daughter who is 2, she fell in the park on a huge bump in the path (which still hasn't been mended after i sent the photo to the council) she has a blood filled mouth and her front tooth was all wibbly wobbly.
You can purchase this in tesco for around £39.99. I bought mine 2 years ago and it cost me £59.99. I think £60 is way too much for this camera, but the new £40 price is a much better offer and for just a point and click camera, that is a very good price.
I've added some photos of things I've taken photos of with this camera. The good and the bad!