HP D3500 14MP, 36 Optical Zoom Digital Cameraw/3" LCD
So So Camera
The camera looks nice. It is so so for quality. It takes nice pics up to 15x zoom after that the pics are blurry. But it does take nice clear videos. Just wish the zoom was better and the it had a stabilizer mode on it. But other then that you get get what you pay for.
Less Than We Hoped For
I purchased this camera as a birthday gift for granddaughter to take with her to Italy. I was very disappointed when I spoke with her and she told me that most of the pictures she took were not the quality we had hoped she would get. She thought that the zoom was great; however she said that the shutter speed was TOO slow and the camera took TOO long to focus. Also she said that she attempted to use the panoramic feature and found that it was not user friendly. For our purposes the camera did not fit our need, perhaps for basic purposes the camera would be fine. We would recommend the camera as a back-up camera.
I got my camera today and I needed something that can have a tight crisp zoom due to the detailed things I need to photograph. The camera is nice overall but when you zoom in extremely close it is blurred which is disappointing. I will keep this one but I will be finding another one.
I have never been much on the DSLR cameras as it takes too much time to learn the settings and how to work them in my opinion. When I want to take a photo I simply want to aim and push the button. This camera is packed with plenty of features that help ensure that each picture turns out the best that it possibly can. I have been thoroughly impressed with the quality and clarity of the images captured with this camera. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone! It is ironic that my first digital camera many years ago was and HP and after they had stopped making cameras for a while I had a had time finding one that I liked. This camera does not disappoint and simplifies the learning curve as it bridges the gap between point and shoot and DSLR cameras!
I bought this SLR style camera after my Fujifilm fell and bent the ring making it not zoom, but now fixed I will give it to my Mom and DEF. won't be returning this one as it has features on it like the Cannon SLR cameras do minus the hefty price tag. The zoom on this is unreal, the pictures are crisp, and night shots are great. Favorite would be the sketch mode. Can't wait to use it over the Christmas Holiday.