- (December 05, 2007) I wanted to replace my old heavy and bulky canon G2 4mp camera. I wanted something compact, great picture quality, with a lot of zoom, some manual controls, non proprietary batteries and an built in lens cover. This camera had everything I was looking for at a great price. I was reluctant to purchase this camera before seeing a full blown review from Jeff and after reading many different online reviews but am glad I took the chance. I must say I am disappointed with two things. One, the flash takes too long to recycle. And two, you have to manually lift the flash up, there is no button to push to pop it up. If they would have made the camera with 4 aa's, maybe the recycle time on t
- (May 29, 2006) The 5 megapixel resolution produces oustanding photos. Whether displaying on the computer or printed on a good HP printer, it really paints a picture of you being there. The 18x total zoom (3x optical, 6x digital)allows for easy focus on far away objects. The higher resolution allows the digital zoom to truly focus on your specific subject without sacrificing too much quality. The 1.7" image display allows you to easily frame the pictures you're about to take and allows a quick check of the quality of pictures taken. The HP Design Gallery functionality allows you to do some basic image editing and enhancements on the camera. You are able to record video files easily w/ another but
- (December 23, 2008) This is one of the great Canon SLR cameras out there in the present market. Outstanding Image Quality. 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC III Image Processor. Large 2.5-inch LCD. EOS Integrated Cleaning System. Light weight. Live Preview. Advanced options for professionals. Bottom Line, takes amazing pictures.
- (09/16/2013) I just received my camera and the lens is not in the box. Big disappointment, now I have to go to the trouble of returning item.
- (09/15/2013) Updating review from 5/13/13. took the lens to Glacier National Park in Montana. Love it even more!!!
- (09/12/2013) This is my first ultra-wide so maybe I'm still adjusting to the jump-to-lightspeed distortion such lenses provide. So far though I've been disappointed by the corner and edge sharpness and CA at 11mm, even stopped down. Could be how I'm shooting too; my worst shots had distant subjects at frame center with much nearer trees framing the edges. I can also see that I'll need to be more careful about the orientation angle of the focal plane to the subject as well. I'm hoping to get better results as I learn the peculiarities of this lens type and how best to use it.