The L25 was easy to use but i found it a little too small on the right grip. Batter set up overly complicated for a compact with no setting for Non Nikon rechargeable batteries.
Overall an easy to use compact camera.. Previous owners of compact Nikon cameras wont find any great surprises.
Think on reflection I should have got the L26 instead.
Lots of green-eyed admirers who ask why not Nikon, until I show them all the features then they want it!
it's better than my previous HP camera. but at night shooting cant perform like a pro...it stagnates as if processing deeply but then won't provide a vivid exposure...so failed on that,,,the SD card sandisk with it . 16G having issues of memory card error,,,hows that t i havent been on the 1/8 of it...
Great camera easy to use Affordable DSLR that takes great pictures
The camera is easy to use and it is easy to understand the different settings and what you can do with them
It was a great value deal I received which is a massive bonus!
the images come out fantastic and they look great.
Only CON the flash needs too be changed regularly to a different setting, it doesnt seen to like being on auto at night and it wont take photos until changed
The quality of the pictures are amazing, coming from a compact digital camera, the bulk of it takes a little getting use to.
Have been practising ready for trip, but still need more time, but very happy with pictures etc and ease of use so far.
This is my first digital camera, and it is so easy to use. The pictures are clear and I love the sport setting where I can easily take sequential shots. So pleased with my purchase!!!
If you are ready to move away from your phone or your happy snap camera its hard to beat the Nikon D5100 . Still has ease of use but the photo quality is outstanding .
I prefer to shoot with a fixed focus 35mm lens (buy the best you can). A great DSLR!
I'm very happy I made the choice
Overall a great camera. Slightly larger than the Nex 5 body, but the addition of the EVF and standard hotshoe makes up for the slightly larger size.
One point to be aware of is that the rubber eyecup can come off quite easily. I had mine on a BlackRapid strap and within 4 hours of having bought the camera, I had already dropped the eyecup somewhere in Melbourne city. The fortunate thing is that the eyecup is not totally necessary and the EVF functions just as well without it. Ted's was not much help as they promised to check the price of a replacement eye cup but never got back to me. I checked it up myself with Sony spare parts and it costs around $20 plus $8 freight. I haven't ordered it yet, as I'm waiting to see if a cheaper price can be obtained from ebay. No joy so far.
Great little camera which produces excellent quality photos but extra batteries are very expensive and the batteries have a limited shot capacity. The camera is easy to use and the screen size is very good. Great value for the price and is easy to carry in your pocket.
The camera is easy to use for a beginner like me. I am very happy about the quality of photos taken. Images are focused with good details. It is easy to load the images through SD memory.
Purchased this before a recent trip to Thailand for use in pool and ocean. Even though all seals were checked before going in water, after the first use there was a mark on the sensor I presume to be water. Consequently all photographs taken with a light background show the mark. Annoying that after specifically purchasing a waterproof camera I now have to spend my time in photoshop removing the mark on each effected photograph. Also was not impressed that after the camera has been under water, the rear screen is virtually impossible to see as it seems moisture gets in and the screen takes about 30 mins to dry.Will be contacting Teds for a full refund as the camera does not perform the task the manufacturer claims.
Battery life could be better with HD video use; basic images are excellent for the price of this camera!
Extremely compact size allows me to wear this camera around my neck, so as to be able to take pictures at any time!
We have now had the camera for about 7 weeks, for a trip to South America. It has been excellent. Easy to use, fast action to take picture. Have taken about 1,00 photos
I've always used a DSLR until I purchased the Nex-6 and I couldn't be happier. It takes superb photos, you still have full manual control as well as the usual program modes, as well as a panoramic mode which is amazing. It is very compact and lightweight - great for carrying around all day. The Nex-6 also takes really high quality videos. This camera is fantastic for people who want all the features of a DSLR without the weight. I'm a convert.
good camera easy to use for a begginner as it was a gift, he loved the size and the ease, as it fit right in his pocket and he could just pint and shoot.
I got this lens before going to Africa for a month and as I was hiking and going on traditional safaris I wanted a lens that would not only help me take fantastic pictures but was also compact enough it didn't get in the the way or take up to much space.
I found the lens fitted my requirements perfectly. Not only did it survive a month of being lugged around in a hiking pack, it made taking pictures incredibly easy.
I now use this lens almost exclusively rather than my cannon 18-55 and 55-250 lenses as it covers the range of both without the inconvenience of constantly changing lenses.
If you're just starting out I would highly recommend this lens rather than the two cannon ones.
I'm very happy with this lens and felt it was good value for money.
The only problem I have with it is the lens hood occasionally unlocks and twists around thus coving part of the picture but this is easily fixed by removing the hood or being a bit more careful.
I was tossing up getting an SLR as I wanted quality but I didn't want the hassle. This camera was the best choice I made. So easy to use. Zoom is amazing. The picture quality is fantastic. I love my Canon Powershot SX50 HS
I went from having a Nikon D7000 to this little camera and I'm extremely happy with it. Takes great quality photos and has really good macro setting aswell as all the other settings. I wish it was a bit cheaper (I was a bit paranoid about spending that much for a compact camera) but I can see where the money went. The sensor in it is great!
Brilliant little device, simple to use and has worked well for me both under water and mounted on my motor bike helment. I noted that it even picked up sounds underwater which impressed me. It is more areo dynamic than other devicies I have helment mounted and as a result sound quality was not destorted by huge wind noise.
No much to say here. I took my recommendation from the Australian Consumers Association ("Choice") and this camera rated very high in a long list of cameras. It has lived up to the Choice assessment and my high expectation.
So happy I picked this Camera and with the Image Stabilizer Lens I have great photos again
Don't get me wrong: this is a great camera. However, if you have GPS enabled it will attempt to update the camera's location every x seconds (as per the GPS settings), *even when the camera is off*. Interestingly, after a full day of outdoor use with GPS enabled the battery level remained full, however when it's at home under my desk the battery can completely drain overnight.
Don't let that stop you! It's a great camera, and the GPS data adds an extra layer of rich data to your photos. I simply remove the battery when it's not in use. If I could trust myself to remember to enable the GPS on every startup then I'd disable it...
The camera has many features, it's very simple to use. Great zoom range.
HD feature is quality.
Using Nikon since 1983 and always using Nikon! Have waited for a right weight full frame machine for a while. Now Nikon's D600 provides what I need in my photography but in the right weight. All of the features are marvelous in such small and light weight body. It is a nice camera for daily use.
Great camera, takes great photos love the 12 frames per second, its fantastic at shooting fast moving objects while retaining image quality. love it
I do like the clearness of the functions display, which is easy to read and a good reminder to consult when in doubt. I am still in the process of discovering many of the camera's functions and settings, and fairly happy with my choice so far.
If you are a serious photographer, you will still want a DSLR, but as a second unit, this is a brilliant camera. I wanted portability and top-flight image quality in my second camera and was about to buy the G12 but hallelujah, the G1X hit the market and I snapped one up. Amongst other places, it's been to Turkey as my ONLY camera and excelled. Always sharp, very sharp. Great at 1600 in those dim palaces and mosques - better than my Canon 50D at 1600. If image quality is the most important thing to you, the G1X is it. If you've read the professional reviewers, then you know what others are grumbling about, and they are right: macro, view finder, continuous shooting, etc. But I don't do really close macro and I use the viewfinder with great success, so for me, it is the perfect second camera, with that big sensor and superb image quality. Brickbats? Yes, shot-to-shot recovery time is sluggish, like other Canon point-and-shoots, but no deal-breaker for me. I've had it since it was launched and I'd buy it again. Will I sell my DSLR? No way!
I was originally thinking of buying one of these funky cameras when they were originally released less than a year ago. I have a Pentax k7 and a bunch of lenses so it made sense but the price at the time was around $800.
At this price this camera is an absolute steal if you already have any Pentax slr lenses.
Even if you don' already own any pentax lenses there are heaps of sigma, tamron, and pentax lenses available new and second hand as the k mount is backwards compatible.
Because this awesome camera has in-body stabilisation all lenses even the really old ones are effectively stabilised offering the shake reduction equivalent to new and expensive in-lens types that are produced by Nikon and Canon for their cameras.
In use this camera is a real surprise being well balanced (especially with smaller lenses).
Camera controls are well placed and offer many customisations a through the comprehensive menu system. Firmware is easily updated from the Pentax website.
I find the video performance outstanding and far better than my Pentax K-7 dslr.
The rear screen is very clear and when used with "Focus Peaking" makes using lenses with manual focus very very simple (you can even zoom in to the image to make fine focus adjustments which is extremely helpful when using shallow depth of field shooting). In fact I am finding myself using manual focus most of the time now due this feature.
For beginners this camera is very easy to use on Auto modes but it also offers a progression to advanced techniques without spending a fortune. The bonus is that you can use any lenses you buy for this camera on more advanced Pentax Dslrs if you want to later upgrade.
It is more portable than a traditional dslr and less obvious, looking more like a point and shoot (very handy if you use it where they don't like pro cameras)
Because of its exceptional low-light capabilities and the ability to turn off the focus assist light (just use manual focus with focus peaking) it is particularly unobtrusive indoors (don't forget to turn off the flash too).
All in all I love this camera. I am seriously thinking of buying another at this price.
If you want to read a really comprehensive review of this camera go to the Pentax Forums website.
I am still learning, but so far I am very happy with my
choice of camera.
It is slightly heavy to carry around, but the photos are
excellent and I find it very user friendly. Thanks Canon.
Best Value for money for first camera! Only down side is delay flash with night time shots sometimes. Got it for Xmas 2012 So Still learning how to use it.
Excellent camera! Easy to use & takes great pictures.
This is my second K01, I already did a K01 review in ~ April 2012, so here's an update in Jan 2013.
After extended use I still find the ergonomics good, the boxy/ rather heavy build works for me. The controls placement is fine, the build quality excellent, IQ great. The lack of viewfinder still not troubling me too much, being able to hold the camera above or below my head makes up for it.
Focussing speed has improved since I installed firmware version 1.01— I strongly recommend any purchaser to do this, I think cameras being delivered now still come with version 1.00. But the camera still prefers fast lenses.
I have a K20 and a Kx, but use my two K01s most of all. If you own a few K mount lenses you'd be mad not to buy a K01 at $300.
Always been a Canon man but wanted to try Nikon and glad i did.
Still learning all the functions but it is performing well. Loving being able to use the touch screen to change settings.
A VERY GOOD CAMERA
everything is good, just the battery is only 30 min once fully charged.
Great colour rendition
Probably not so useful for wildlife macro photography but definitely great for product/food photography.
Extremely happy A+
The K30 has full auto operation with all the manual options.The built in stabilizer allows all lenses to have image stabilisation.The large screen is great for reviewing your images.
Upgraded from a compact to SX40. It has achieved all I wanted, that is sports photos of my kids, photos using zoom, landscapes, portraits and night shots.
The macro was used in the garden on bees and once looked at on the tablet I seen other bees in the flowers that I did not see prior to the shot.
Only problem I got now is that this camera has I creased my interest in photography that I will soon be going ballistic on upgrading to the big gear.
Thanks for Teds on recommending this camera
Easy to use and with large screen best value for price
Very nice camera, easy to use, very good quality pictures under water though have only tested in the pool where water was nice and clear hopefully will be the same when snorkeling. Nice and compact. Only negative is battery life you do need a second battery.
I bought this as my first 'tough' camera. My sister has had tough camera's since they first came out and this is definitely the best we have ever come across. It was definitely 'trial by fire' on its first use as it had to take photos and video on a uni field trip to Heron Island in September, so hot sun and cold water transitions plus sharp sand and coral on top of salty water and humid air. It performed brilliantly with stunning HD video, perfect photos as well as sustaining no damage, and it only fogged once on the hottest and most humid day when it was accidentally left in the sun then had to be used to take under water shots.
The display is crystal clear and easy to see making underwater shooting a breeze. settings, including macro and super macro are fantastic and where the reason why my camera was seconded by the trips marine science group for a snorkel and dive trip. It was used underwater every day, at times right up to it's recommended time limit.
I purchased a second battery (plus separate charger) and used 16g cards to limit opening the camera whilst on the island to minimise any moisture getting trapped inside. As such I was able to ensure that it was only opened when completely try after being left to dry overnight. After every ocean swim it was soaked in fresh water for 10min as recommended and wiped down with a clean micro fibre cloth. I always had a water bottle and micro-fibre cloth around when I had to take important pictures for our report as some of the gunk floating in the water can coat the lens and is difficult to get off.
Everyone on the trip loved it and wanted to steal it, including those with expensive digital SLRs that just couldn't make the same great shots, even out of the water. My camera was voted the best for sunrise and sunset shots and for macro.
I have since taken it on many field trips, used it for graduation photos and had it tested by my cousin and her friends doing dives and bombs in our backyard pool, it somehow survived every thing they threw at it.
So I believe it is a brilliant camera and is by far my most versatile. I am extremely impressed with both it's photographic performance and features including the surprising large range of settings available that greatly improves versatility including excellent performance in low light. the only 'problems' experienced were due to where I was taking photos, such as taking macro shots at low tide underwater, due to the high water turbidity at low tide the camera struggled to focus long enough for a shot under macro settings. Also, the TG-1 is not a light camera and can be difficult to use one handed in certain situations, such as after long hours swimming and snorkelling. I have read that several people have had the removable 'wheel' fitting on the front (where additional lenses can be attached) fall off, but I have to say mine never came loose. However, if being used in salt water I recommend you remove the wheel and thoroughly rinse and clean the space behind it as the screws and fittings end up encrusted in salt even when the camera is soaked, so to avoid rust and problems make sure you check this when it has been used in salty or even dirty water ad mud can also become trapped here.
So I love and would highly recommend this camera, but also warn those wishing to by 'tough' cameras that the camera is only as good as you treat it and tough does not mean invincible. So yes use it under water, yes use it snow boarding, treking, surfing, rafting or mountain biking, but remember to use common sense to make sure it lasts, this is the reason why my camera continues to perform so well under any conditions.
Great image result for an APS-C style of camera. Used extensively on a major holiday in Europe the lens proved itself. The only downside is 'lens creep' as set in and the 'lock' must be placed on at all times if the camera is facing towards the ground when being carried. Disappointing for a lens that is less then 6 months old.
Sigma is getting there with quality but, improvements are required.
I love this camera, but it does require a lot of time to learn all settings and functions (I'm new to DSLR). It's becoming easier with more use and the pictures I have are amazing. I love that this camera is a bit lighter + compact than some of the other cameras I was looking at.
I usually carry a camera everywhere with me "just in case" and had to adjust from my snappy little ixus in the handbag to a bigger unit, but have found it an easy transition.
Whilst I'm still a novice, it is easy to navigate around the functions of the camera, and I've surprised myself with the quality and clarity of some of my photos.
Will definitely be taking some classes to learn more of what the 600D is capable of!
A camera purchased to provide an easily carried alternative to my dslr. The zoom provides options but most importantly, I like the ability to easily turn to manual or semi manual settings to give me total control. If I want to go auto, it takes a really good picture in sometimes challenging lighting that would fool a more basic camera. This is a great camera for a photographer to grow their skills with if they don't want to go dslr or want something that will hold up well for travel photography and don't want the bulk of a larger camera.
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