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This camera is bigger than my 'point and shoot', yet smaller than a SLR professional one. It measure about 115mm wide, 75mm high and 83mm deep. The controls are on the top and also on the rear, next to the 3inch screen, with the controls ranging between simple one such as the on/off button, with the shutter button just in front of it. There's also the little dial that turns to give you the options of changing you camera choice.
The lens come out a little bit when you first fire this camera up, and it pushes out more when you use the zoom function, which his controlled by the little control that surrounds the shutter button.
This is a nice little learner camera for someone like me as it is so easy to use and, if needs must, has the option of the good old point and shoot.
The camera is a nice size and weight, so that it does not look like I work for the BBC when i'm out shooting pictures. It just sits nicely around me neck, using the supplied strap and, if the weather's not that good, sits comfortably under my coat.
The pictures that I get from this are not too bad. They're not as good as certain cameras, those that cost ten times as much, but for what you pay for this the pictures look good enough to be proud of taking them.
The LCD screen is nice and clear, so is the viewfinder, which helps when it comes to taking that perfect picture.
The settings are easy to use and, most of the time, I get a decent picture. Some can come out a little on the blurred side, but a quick fiddle with the settings and a steadier hand, results in a better picture.
It does take a little bit of time to get used to the manual settings, especially, if like me, you've been using a snap and shoot most of your life. But it you don't want to use manual settings there is the option of the automatic settings.
The manual controls are easy to access, even when using the view finder, with my eyes stuck the the view finder. It's just a matter of using touch rather than sight when it comes to pressing the right button. The buttons are well set out so touch is easy to achieve.
The cost of this bridge camera is less than £100, which is pretty good money if you are after a step up from point and shoot.
i brought this for my husband birthday this april for him to take pictures of his tattoos he does and its a really good camera.
we had never had a "posh" camera before and i dd worry about how hard they woudl be to use but they are really easy.
it is quite big and heavy but in the right case its very secure.
it looksreally professional and does a greta job.
its 18x zoom and has a 3inch screen which is really clear showing you your picture.
it also has blink detection which is fun and handy to have.
its 14 mega pixels too!
it had a shoulder strap with it which is handy also.
we havent used it that much yet but when we have the pictures are clear and in good focus.
we didnt mess around too much with the settings because you find its kind of automatic.
its really easy to use and got the normal features a camera has; delete, night vision etc
the price wasnt too bad either, i thought a camera of its quality wopuld cost a fortune but i found it everywhere for about £100 which i thought was good