Advantages Not too expensive, practicle, looks pretty good, APS system
Disadvantages Not many features, no zoom, some bits are a little easy to break
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This is a very attractive little camera. It is aesthetically very pleasing, and its rather miniscule size and weight are a distinct bonus as well. It measures up at 3” by 5 ½” which is a nigh on perfect size, as it is no so small that you are constantly loosing it, but it is also small enough to easily fit in you pocket. It doesn’t have all the functions that perhaps the higher priced models use, but it has enough to fit any occasional wannabe photographer. It is an APS camera so there is no fuss involved with changing films, and you have 3 different options for the size of picture you desire.Size
Using the best in modern technology (the kitchen scales) it weighs about 160 grams or 6 Oz’s, for a piece of high technology that is not too bad. Being so small and light it makes it absolutely no problem to transport anywhere. Because it is once again a good medium weight, being as it is not too heavy and not too light I will give it another top mark of 5/5.
This camera has just a couple of minor weaknesses and faults. With my camera only 2 distinct problems have occurs; 1, the cover on top of the camera which covers the screen fell of and broke, and 2, the lens cover doesn’t open all the way with a little encouraging tap. Minor problems until you forget about them when they can become major problems, for example you walk around all day taking commemorative photographs only to discover that in fact none at all have come out properly because the lens cover has been left partially open. Extremely frustrating situation let me assure you, however these are the only two problems that I have encountered thus far so I will give it an above average 3/5.
I have never really used any of these fiddly functions because it just seems a little pointless and time consuming. You can though apparently add the time and date to images and a host of other functions, which I find to be rather inanimate and useless. No really helpful functions on this camera at all really, perhaps most annoying of all is the distinct lack of a zoom. Not to good in this department I am afraid, it does have a flash and a clear screen telling the user the date and how many pictures they have left, a pretty poor 2/5.
This is an extremely useful piece of equipment; it suits anybody going out to get a camera for the simple purpose to take standard photographs. It may not be suitable for anybody who is looking for a professional camera because it doesn’t have the more complex features necessary to perform a high standard of photography, such as a zoom. It isn’t the cheapest camera on the market at anything above or below £60, but it does represent good value for money when compared to other similar cameras. I love this camera and I don’t expect to be getting rid of it in the near future. An aesthetically pleasing, functional sturdy camera, it will serve most average camera needs.
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