|Advanced Leica lens, 18x zoom, good price of $350, zoom
stabilization, HD video playback.
|Small electronic viewfinder, proprietary battery, awkwardly-placed
buttons and switches.
|Yay or Nay|
|Whether or not this camera is a good fit for you depends on what
you are willing to settle for. Although most cameras do not have
every single feature that all consumers look for, this one comes
close. It is able to take sharp pictures, and has an excellent lens,
which is perhaps its best quality. Those who are looking to buy a
new camera might want to consider this one for that reason alone.
While some may be inclined to pass on this camera because of the
relatively short battery life and the somewhat awkward position of
the buttons, it does have sheer technical ability on its side. Though
you may find some aspects of it to be inconvenient, it has a variety of
modes which can be used to make taking pictures easier for those who
don’t have a lot of experience in this area.
Those who use this camera will be able to take 12.1 megapixel photos
with a powerful lens and user-friendly settings. These features make
the camera easy to use when taking simple snapshots. The 2.7 inch
LCD screen also makes snapping off pictures convenient. Perhaps
one of the best things about this model is the huge 27mm wide
angle Leica lens which takes snapping pictures to the next level.
This model camera is able to record HD-quality video, a feature which
is sure to be appreciated by all different kinds of users. Those who
have a HDTV will get a lot of use of this feature and find it especially
nice. It also motion zoom, enhancing the overall experience of
recording video with this camera.
Photo Quality and Extras
Able to take 12.1 megapixel photos, the overall quality of the pictures
taken by this camera is excellent. Although it could be better, the fact
that it also has such an amazing lens and zooming ability, it is still
very good for taking pictures. A 2.7” LCD screen allows you to get a
lock on your target, and snap away. The stabilized zoom feature is
a nice little extra, which also makes taking photos with this model
One of the downsides to this camera is the fact that it is so lightweight
that it almost feels like a toy. Those who value heavy cameras will
want to avoid this model. It also comes with an operating manual
which is in PDF format, forcing users to strain their eyes while
scrolling down through all of the instructions and features listed for it.
While this camera may have its faults, it is still very capable of taking
quality pictures, whether up close or from a great distance. It is a
good buy for someone who wants to get a new camera that isn’t too
complicated. You will want to make sure to closely monitor the battery
level when using it, as it can drain quickly. Everything considered, it
is a good deal for anyone who wants to take high-quality pictures with
a camera that is user-friendly while still being stylish and modern.