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Mustek GSmart LCD 3

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      23.11.2010 14:49
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      Don't buy it.

      That pretty much sums up this camera for me.
      When I first started to get into photography, I was using a film compact camera, very basic.
      I was shooting more and more and of course spending quite a bit of money for processing.
      I knew the future was in digital, so I decided to save up to get a digital camera.
      I searched around and quickly discovered that digital cameras were quite expensive. I also had this fixation, a foolish one, I know now, that I must get 3 MP or above. At the time, that was a decent resolution.
      For what I could afford (150 euros), this seemed like a good option. I knew it would be basic, but I thought thats ok, with decent daytime shots, it should be fine to start.

      I was very excited and soon became very disappointed when I started operating the camera.
      Forget about any ergonomics, the only decent features are that the shutter button is where its suppose to be and theres a little strip to help you pull out the battery.
      The camera behaves like a webcam. Super slow to adjust to light conditions and to take the shot.
      Quality is poor, and couldn't handle anything but good light conditions. Horrible in artificial light.

      It advertised that it could be used as a webcam, but I had no success. Admittedly I didn't try much, as I got frustrated.

      It soon stop working properly, it seemed like battery problems but it wasn't. It would take the shot if it pleased it or even turn on if it felt like it.

      I abandoned it and eventually got enough money to by a Sony-V1, it was twice the money but light years away in all specs.
      Lesson learned.

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