I got this camera from my parents 2 years ago after they used it for several years themselves. It is a great camera and despite being a 5 megapixel it gets the job done. It is a slightly bulkier camera than the sleek versions you see today so it does take up more room in your handbag when your out clubbing the quality of photo taking is no different from the newer models. I have marked it down on ease of use as it is a little difficult to make sure you have all the right settings. It has a huge amount of different settings available to you when you want to take pictures which is fantastic as it gives you so many options with photography, but it isn't in the most logical order and you really do have to speed a far amount of time getting to know the camera and understanding how it works. Overall a great camera, not the best and not the smallest but it gets the job done.
The Digimax U-CA 5 is a high-resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-color filtered 5.0 mega-pixel CCD. You can use the 5.0 mega-pixel Digimax U-CA 5 digital camera to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Digimax U-CA 5 has a 3x optical and 5x digital zoom giving 15x total zoom when combined.
The Digimax U-CA 5 has adopted the unique newly-developed technology, SF (Safety Flash) for the first time. The SF (Safety Flash) function gives enhanced image clarity and color in places without a sufficient light source where the photographer does not want to use a flash. The function disables the flash in low light settings and enhances the exposure enabling more natural photos, in difficult conditions.
The new Digimax U-CA 5 charging system allows the user to perform charging and data-transfer easily. The user can transfer images and perform charging by simply mounting the camera in the connected cradle. The Digimax U-CA 5 employs the same 24-pin charging system as cellular phones and can use the cellular phone charger for Charging. The Digimax U-CA 5 has also employed a USB charge feature for the first time in a digital camera. This means the user can do both charging and data transfer to a PC at the same time, with just a single USB cable.
The Digimax U-CA 5 has an M button for faster mode switching. The user can operate the M button to switch between Auto, Manual and Scene modes more easily and quickly, without entering the menu. The M button also allows Scene mode selection for even quicker mode switching.
With its Auto Macro function, the Digimax U-CA 5 automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus between 5 cm to infinity. You don't need to press the macro button in Auto mode to set the camera to adjust distance and focus. Auto Macro can give crystal clear images regardless of the shooting range.
The Digimax U-CA 5 has special functions that give you a unique shooting experience beyond conventional picture taking. The special effects of the Digimax U-CA 5 are: Highlight, Composite, and Photo Frames. Highlight, enables you to emphasize a subject by putting its surroundings into soft focus. This is achieved using digital processing within the camera. With Composite, you can divide a shooting scene into 2-4 segments and save it into a single file. Photo Frame lets you add a photo frame from 3 different choices to a picture you have taken.
The Digimax U-CA 5 has 11 preset scene modes to obtain the best picture results in various situations. The scene modes are Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, and Beach & Snow. Text mode is a feature for setting the Digimax U-CA 5 to shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines. The user can extract text from images taken in Text mode using the "Digimax Reader" text recognition software that is bundled with the camera.