Advantages Easy to use, great quality shots for web use, price.
Disadvantages Low storage capacity, heavy battery use
I had reservations about a digital camera purchase. Price versus quality - where is the balance ? Luckily I found a site with vouchers from Buy.com to get £30 off so that helped! (www.eurodead.net/cdr/index.htm)
I needed a camera which could take pictures good enough for using on a website, and for producing digital photo galleries online. I wasn't really bothered about being able to print them out, although I am pleased to say that at the highest setting, I can print out perfectly good 7x5 size prints, full photo-realistic colour etc.
One of the main limitations to this camera is the memory card, it's only 4Mb, so this allows 56 shots at the worst resolution (and this isn't worth bothering with as it compresses them to hell). Super-duper high resolution only allows 12 shots to be saved, which could be limiting for some people. I have found that the medium setting which allows 24 shots is the best combination - excellent quality (for web use) and a decent enough number of shots per session.
Another slight downside is the battery consumption, which is a bit on the heavy side, though I understand this is the case with most digital cameras.
The camera is well built and has a nice "feel" to it. It's in a metal case, is satisfyingly heavy, and feels very solid. It should last a good few years.
UPDATE: someone commented that I should have mentioned what I paid for the camera. Well, with the discount voucher for £30 off from buy.com (mentioned above) it came to about £190.
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