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Superb camera for the price. I have owned this model for since the summer of 2000. I invested in two extra 32Mb Smartcards and this was the only camera that I took on holiday to Portugal. I had superb results with all my shots including those taken at night over a distance. It helps to have a good graphics programme with which to edit clean up the images. It is very slow downloading from the camera on to the PC but I bought a FlashPath Smartdisk which makes life a lot easier. I understand that a USB Smartreader is quicker. I also use this camera for work to take photos for ID badges and get brilliant results. Havinf owned two previous Digital Cameras I am delighted with my MX 2700 and have do not foresee changing it for some while yet.
i use one of these at work, i'm not too keen on this camera ... 1. no USB so the files take for ever to send the picture from the camera to your PC. 2. a two stage zoom doesn't give you much control over the image , close up or far away are your only options 3 image quality isn't the greatest even on the highest resolution and high quality JPEG setting. 4. the battery runs out really quick if you use the screen heavily (next time i use it i'll update the opiniion with a figure) 5. takes a second or two to take a picture if you haven't got USB and are not wanting to take amazing pics this camera's for you, if you need a bit of control over your image don't go there
Priced at £600 or less, you can get this digital camera with a massive resolution of 1800x1200 pixels. The look is extremely stylish and modern. It definitely doesnt look like any standard camera and it has a 2in built in LCD panel at the back. Images taken from the two megapixels are simply crisp and crystal clear. This allows for even the smallest details to be captured. The disadvantage is of course storage. Two megapixels picture will take up huge memory spaces. With an 8MB SmartMedia memory card, you can only take 8 pictures. It will be useful to have another one standby. The camera uses a Lithium ion battery that is good for up to 250 shots and transferring images from the camera to a PC is simple.
I spent a long time reading reviews and searching on-line before I spent my money on this digital camera. I wanted one that was good enough to print the photographs out......not all of them are. I must admit I have been extremely pleased with my choice. It comes with am 8 MB smart card which you can get around 18/19 high quality photographs, and around 90ish at the lower resolution. The lower resolution settings produce very good quality printed photographs, but for close-ups I use the highest resolution and the macro facility and I have had some excellent results, much better than anything I have ever had on my regular camera. One of the things that swayed my decision in buying this camera is the rechargable batteries, it has been a godsend, and must have saved me quite a bit of money on new batteries!!! It also means my camera is always available for use as long as I keep the battery charged that is! The display window on the back is a nice size 1 and a half inch x 1 and a quarter inch. So it's easy to see if you have taken a good photo. The camera casing itself is a silver metal, feels solid and looks very impressive. It also comes with a handy, slightly padded carrying case. It has a some nice effects, you can add glints/stars to a photo, which pick up on the lightest areas, make it sepia coloured or change to black and white. All these can be done on the camera and you still keep your original photo. All in all I am very pleased with my camera and glad I chose the one I did.