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Speaking as a bit of a novice (who was looking for a reasonably priced camera that takes good pictures without too much hassle or technical know-how), so far I have thought this is an excellent camera!It is fairly simple to use, especially if you keep it in automatic modes and don't plan on fiddling with the settings too much; luckily you don't necessarily need to, it takes a great picture anyway and the photos come out very clear. Although when using flash every single photo I took had red eye, there is a mode that claims to reduce red eye. The battery life is fairly good, which was important to me as I like to take it out for days out and needed it to last a long time, which it does.
You can also load music onto this camera which I haven't tried yet, but its definitely a bonus to have a multitasking camera.
So, from a technophobes viewpoint, I would definitely recommend this camera, its pretty simple to use and takes great photos without much skill needed from the photographer.However, there is a huge amount of settings which can be changed, which I'm sure would satisfy someone more experienced than myself!
One minor issue with the instructions.The included manual is very limited and you have to load a disc onto your computer to find more instructions which didnt work on my computer.But this is only a minor problem!
Bought this camera a few months ago and I am so glad that I did. Its a fantastic camera that looks great and produces excellent picture quality.
The screen is large and looks very smooth when panning around with very little lag. The resolution is not the largest on the market at 8.2 Mpixels but is all that any person could need, the size of the image produced is very large and clear. I bought a SDHC card for mine with 4Gb capacity and allow several hundred pictures to be stored on it or a couple of hours of video footage! The options for photo taking is simple, allowing auto mode for everyday photos or programmable for many options and modifications to the standard shooting modes, video playback is reasonable quality and sound recording good.
I would recommend this camera to any 'everyday' shooter, it produces great photo quality for a good price. A good buy!