Canon PowerShot 14MP 12x Zoom Image Stabilize Digital Camera w/ Accessories
I liked this camera and the features on it, but after using it for more than a year I've realized it's a battery eater. I've even gone to a professional camera store and gotten rechargeable camera batteries, but it doesn't do any better.
I wish I had known this sooner. It takes nice pictures, but I'm constantly recharging batteries, even when I haven't used it much.
It's A Battery eater!
I really like the camera except the fact that I can only take a few pictures before having to change the batteries. And to top it off it only takes real alkaline batteries so u can't even cut corners by using cheaper ones. Very disappointing as I love to take tons of pictures. :( Hold out for a better camera that can take tons of pictures on less batteries or a rechargeable! Just not worth the money spent. :(
great camera for the price
Great camera for the price, takes beautiful pictures outside. The only complaint is if you need the flash it takes ten seconds to charge, if your taking pics of children this can be frustrating
I have had this camera for one week. I don't understand why people are having a battery problem. I have taken several photos and am still using the original batteries. The camera takes great pictures with excellent clarity.
SENDING BACK NOW!
I wish I had listened to the 3 stars and down. This may be an ok camera, but it is too slow moving between pictures for me. You miss too many important shots. There is no real area to grip (like my Power Shot A 620 has) and that makes it hard to hold, hard to keep it still for zoom shots. They come out all blurry. I also don't like the fact that there's no cover for the screen. I think it will be easily scratched. I thought it was worth taking the chance to see...and I guess it was. Thank goodness, that QVC will allow me to return it.
I have always been a Kodak camera user, since they do not make cameras anymore, I shopped around hoping to find a replacement brand...and this is the one!. Great pictures and so easy to operate...absolutely love it! It does however go through batteries pretty fast so have some spares with you.
I love this camera. I've taken some pictures at my church and they turned out great. It's easy to use. The pictures came out very clear and they looked so professional.. I like all the features this digital camera has to offer. It's not too big, but it's the right size.
EASY TO USE!
THIS CAMERA IS SO SMART! I AM STUDYING THE MANUAL ON MY COMPUTER MONITOR! EASY TO ENLARGE AND READ.
IT HAS 'SMILE RECOGNITION'. IF IT SEES ME SMILE, IT TAKES MY PICTURE AUTOMATICALLY! HOW COOL IS THAT!
Great Picture Quality
This camera takes amazing pictures. I am terrible when it comes to taking pictures, but with this camera, I was able to shot professional looking pictures. The zooming feature is fantastic! I was able to get incrediable shots of my granddaughters jet sking and parasailing from my hotel balcony.
Battery life is short lived, but this was still a great purchase!
Good camera.....Great price
With graduations and vacations coming up - I was in the market for a new camera. This camera was exactly what I was looking for. Nice price. Easy to use and small enough to fit in a handbag. The case is just right. The only downside is that the camera drains the batteries. Solution: buy the "Lithium Batteries" - they cost a bit more but last a whole lot longer.
I like the quality of the pictures. The camera is big, but I knew that so it's not one I would be carrying around "just because". Definitely not fitting in a small purse/pocket but the point of this camera is to take good pictures. But be prepared to bring along many spare batteries. You will easily use up a fresh pair of AA before you finish taking pictures if you are out for the day. I always carry at least 2 extra with me even if just out for a single event. If you can live with that hassle then you should be ok.
Wonderful, well priced camera!
I bought this camera after trying out a friend's and I absolutely love it. I wanted a more professional style camera to take better pictures, without a high price tag. To answer some of the complaints now: Yes, it does go through batteries quickly. But, anyone who takes a lot of photographs will tell you that if you are using AA batteries, the smart thing to do is to buy rechargeable AA batteries, it is a much cheaper and efficient route, and you will always have batteries on hand!! Yes, the case it comes with is a snug fit, but I don't want my camera bouncing around anyway. If you want more room, or to store additional items, just buy a larger case, very simple solution, this is a case designed to hold the camera ONLY. My only complaint would be the sometimes it does take a minute for the flash to charge back up, so that can be a pain, but overall this is a wonderful camera at a great price and the images are absolutely beautiful!