I bought this camera recently after returning my Vivitar VT532, which incidently is bad camera, and I'm really pleased with it so far. It's pretty simple to use after you've played about with it for a while, the features will be familiar to anyone who has had a Kodak Easyshare camera before.
The camera measures at about 7.5cm by 4.5cm so it really is small. It fits in the palm of my hand comfortably. The LCD screen on the back is 2.5 inches however this doesn't feel too small when using the camera. It has 10mp however only a 3x optical zoom. With some of the settings there is also a further digital zoom however the pictures never come out as good quality. On the front there is also a vanity mirror for those all important facebook profile picture shots. The mic for video mode is also on the front of the camera. On the top are the off/on button, the mode-change button (where you chose between smart capture mode, video mode, general picture taking mode, and the scene mode). This button is useful however seems too close to the off/on button and I have occasionally pressed the wrong button when looking for a different mode. Luckily you hold down the off button so this isn't a real problem. The capture button is also on the top along with the speaker. On the back of the camera is a good quality LCD screen, the zoom buttons, the delete button, the menu button, the information button, the flash button, the directional and select button, the play button (which allows you to cycle through your pictures and videos) and the Easyshare button which, I'll admit, I still haven't figured out how to work. The camera also comes with a lithium battery and a charger which is excellent as it means you don't have to spend a lot of money on replacement batteries or rechargeable batteries. The battery slot is located in the bottom of the camera where the memory card also sits. This is right next to a place to screw in a tripod.
It comes with the usual features you'd expect with a digital camera like macros, normal auto-mode and landscape mode. It also comes with these settings:
- Portrait = Use for full frame photos of people and other subjects
- Sport = Use to reduce the effect of fast action
- Sunset = Use in sunset light
- Backlight = Use for photos where light is behind the subject
- Candle Light = Use when capturing in candle light
- Children = Use for action photos of children in bright light
- Bright = Use for bright outdoor pictures including snow or beach scenes
- Fireworks = Use for photos of fireworks.
- Self-portrait = Use for close-up of self
- Night Portrait = Use at night to capture both subject and background.
- Night Landscape = Use for photos of distant scenery at night
- High ISO = Use to capture pictures in very low light conditions
- Panorama Left-Right = Use for capturing panorama images left to right
- Panorama Right-Left = Use for capturing panorama images left to right
- Blur Reduction = Use to reduce blur due to subject motion
I have still yet to try out a lot of these settings however the ones I have tried out are all very good.