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While visiting friends, my rather aged and well travelled point and click camera decided to give up - naturally, I wanted a few happy snappy shots of my holiday, so I rushed out to buy a new one. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-S7 was on sale at the time, and it seemed to me to be a great deal.
I'm very glad I bought in on sale, however - it takes average pictures, no problem for holiday snaps and the like but of course not intended for the serious photographer. It certainly isn't worth any more than I paid for it.
No, my main problem with this camera is that it simply isn't very reliable. The case may well be that I just got unlucky with mine, but if they are all like this I'm disappointed. The battery seems to drain an awful lot faster than it should, the USB cable only works when it decides it wants to - and when you're on a sightseeing tour of New York, the last thing you need is your camera deciding to turn off as you pass by a famous landmark.
Sanyo's customer service doesn't seem to like the idea of communicating with their customers very much either, sadly.
The Xacti S7 with Sanyo Touch Sensor ensures the shortest possible shutter delay available on any compact camera. The camera's simple, intuitive operation is ideal for beginners as well. The ideal settings are selected automatically and all essential function buttons are at your finger tips. In addition, the 7-Megapixel technology, VGA video mode, as well as numerous other features deliver loads of photo fun. And all at an outstanding price/performance point.