- (September 24, 2004) I spent a LOT of time investigating digital cameras online -one would think I was buying a car or something. Anyway I am a novice camera user and remain very impressed with this little guy. I would certainly recommend it. The movie mode is great for 'vignettes' or small movie snapshots. I also use the black and white a lot. I also didn't think the LCD would matter very much, but it does: I never use the viewfinder. I appreciate the large size of the LCD when passing the camera around to friends to view pictures and movies. Hint #1: Immediately jack up the megapixel resolution to 5 so that you can capture moments in the best resolution possible. Then, bypass Sony's ridiculous profit margin
- (October 27, 2004) This camera is awesome. I upgraded from a Canon A70 and it was well worth the money. The Canon A95 uses 4 AA bateries, but it eats through normal alkalines way too fast. I highly recommend getting rechargeable NiMH AA batteries and a quick charger. The swivel screen is a major plus, it's 1.8" compared to 1.5" from the Canon A70. The screen is also higher resolution than the A70. I have used the camera for 3 weeks and printed about 50 pics so far. The pics look great and I even cropped to zoom in on some pictures and you couldn't see any sign of pixelation. I love the manual flexibility with this camera, plus the automatic modes make it easy for anyone to use. The camera
- (August 21, 2004) As a professional digital camera lecturer, I must admit that the Fuji E-550 was a very pleasant surprise for me. Priced at about $340, this digital camera produced digital photos that were much sharper, more detailed, and more excellent than I, frankly expected. I found the digital camera very easy to use right out of the box. While this digital camera does have a 12mp interpolated image size available, I found the 6mp native image size to have more contrast, detail and resolution. As you might expect in a consumer digital camera, the digital camera's flash is not very powerful. At 200 ISO it will produce excellent exposures out to 13 feet. By adding a supplementary slave flash such as
- (07/05/13) I use this for all my boom, pan, flying shots, works awesome with the DSLR.
- (04/05/13) I recently purchased a COOLPIX S800c and found it to do everything it claimed it could do and rather well at that. My only problem and a warning to all who purchase this camera is that the battery has a very short life and takes hours to fully charge. I learned this the hard way. This camera was purchased to replace my old but reliable 7.1 pix camera, because I was going on a once in a lifetime vacation over seas. I wish I could share some pics with you but all I have are memories since after turning hot the battery went dead a quarter into my day. I tried to keep the camera turned off as much as possible to save the battery, but I missed many of my best shots cause it takes a half minute or more for the camera to boot up. I would even been happy to purchase a spare battery, well good luck with that. PS: If you choose to purchase this camera beware as I found out I paid over $450.00USD in Vietnam when I could of bought it as cheep as 249.99 in the US.
- (28/04/13) Very satisfied with this set.Used the CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 channel Hot Shoe trigger/reciever set on a public school "Winter Ball" Shoot.Fired one Yongnuo 560,and a Off-brand Speedlite without a hitch.Would not hesitate to buy this brand/set again.