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Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD... by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD...
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 620 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 7.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Simple5.0   above average
Weight5.0   above average
Compact4.9   above average
Size4.9   above average
Amazon4.6   above average
Price4.6   average
Light4.5   above average
Setting4.3   above average
Video4.3   average
Photo4.1   average
Battery4.0   above average
Image4.0   average
Quality3.9   average
Screen3.8   average
Shutter3.8   above average
Sound3.7   average
Speed3.7   average
Zoom3.6   below average
Manual3.5   below average
Focus3.2   average
Button3.1   average
Flash2.7   below average
Indoor2.4   mediocre
Memory2.3   mediocre
Lens0.8   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"But be careful with never messing with the zoom and shutter because after 9 mos mine is broken but amazon was more than accommodating with my return."
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"I ordered this camera from Amazon and received a broken camera right out of the box."
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"I would purchase from them again in a heartbeat and as alwasys I enjoy and appreciate my shopping experiences with Amazon! "
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"It seemed like a good camera so I bought it from here, Amazon, as it was on sale for around $110 at the time."
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"Normally, a person can rely on Amazon reviewers and get a good results."
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"The best price was here at Amazon, I went to Target, Wal-Mart and Sears and Amazon had the exact one I was looking for and the best price."
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Battery

Battery:
"Very poor upgrade to my Canon Powershot SD450, the pictures are not nearly as good and have had issues with 2 battery packs now."
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"My one complaint is that it did not use the same batteries as the older camera."
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"the only thing disappointing was that the batteries from my previous powershot camera didn't fit into he new camera."
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"UPDATED (July 2012)a few major problems have caused me to trash this camera...- the battery SD card release door doesn't work properly anymore."
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"the problems with the power button, the battery SD card release door, and the accidental video taking are all SOLVED by the design differences in the Panasonic."
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"She is constantly finding the battery dead."
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"It's compact, but easy to use, will shoot video, and has good battery life and very sharp pictures."
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"- great camera- great quality- nice screen- fast processor- easy to use- battery lasts forever"
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"Very good battery life, re-charges quickly also."
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"The battery life is amazing."
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"I was looking for a low priced camera so that I wouldn't be too worried if it got stolen, that also took decent pictures, had good battery life so that I wouldn't need to hold back with picture taking and that was also reasonably compact."
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Button

Button:
"The only downside to the camera is the delay between pushing the button and the camera actually taking the picture."
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"Anyway, I've had it for 9 months and despite my not having dropped it or anything I took a picture, hit the playback button to view it, and received a lens error."
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"When I click the power button it continues to tell me that there is a Lens Error and that I need to restart."
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"The problem with it is a combination of the sensitivity of the On Off button + the playback button being an actual button."
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"My main complaint is that because the power button is not recessed - but actually sticks up a bit - the camera turns on inside a purse or pocket (even while in a case)."
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"This camera had the easiest to operate, with one hand, on off button I've seen."
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"I love that as soon as you click the shoot button, it takes the picture with no lag."
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"Well, with this model, the playback feature is an actual button, it's not part of the slider."
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"This one has a great design and smooth surface and buttons and interface are very advanced just as expected from a Canon."
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"Perfect size, shape, and button configuration, easy to use."
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Color

Color:
"Unfortunately I got spoiled with this color option, and was hoping for another blue, preferably darker."
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"But aside from that, it functions absolutely terribly (extremely grainy pictures;improper color balance) in any sort of low light, whether it be night-shots or even with good lighting indoors."
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"Also the colors on this camera are horrible."
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"The Color on the photos if awful, I'm very disappointed I guess I will not be buying a cannon again"
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"Something is wrong with the color setting of this camera."
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"The photo quality is not impressive at all - the color is not sharp, which makes pictures looking foggy."
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"Great product, cute color and good camera."
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"Bright colors and decent moving pics."
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"It works well enough for the price and the size, and it came in a pretty pastel blue color."
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"Nice colors."
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"She loves the look of it, the color, and the features."
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Compact

Compact:
"I have never liked the thought of compact cameras but I LOVE this camera!"
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"Nice compact camera with zoom and video."
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"If you want nice photos and videos in a compact point and shoot camera, this is it."
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"It's compact, but easy to use, will shoot video, and has good battery life and very sharp pictures."
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"Excellent camera - compact and easy to carry."
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"But this Canon is so light, compact, and easy that I use it often."
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Fit

Fit:
"It fits into my shirt pocket while I am out and about and takes great pictures."
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"I liked the pictures and it fit all my needs as far as backpacking places and taking great pictures."
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"It fits easily into a pocket or small purse and takes great pictures."
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"Cute color, very compact and fits in my purses & even my tiniest clutches!"
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"it has a sleek and cute look and is so small i can even fit it in a small clutch."
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Flash

Flash:
"This is a nice pocket camera, takes great daylight photos but the ones that you take with flash dont look very clear I have tried in AUTO and MANUAL but the results are the same."
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")-Good Video, visually-ISO up to 3200-Wide Angle Lens-Good color & Resolution-Great Macro-Inexpensive-Easy to navigateCONS-Sound in video mode is muffled-Bad in low light for video, reasonable for stills-No manual shutter speed aperture adjustment-Flash pictures took unpredictable amounts of time**-Permanent lens error malfunction**When flash was enabled, it would often be up to 10 seconds before the picture went off, leaving subjects awkwardly smiling for quite some time."
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"It slows down quite a bit after a few dozen pics with the flash on but that's understandable - it just takes time to charge the flash."
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"The tiny flash cannot create good enough light to capture great photos."
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"It often has trouble focusing, especially with the face detection mode if further than a few feet away; if the flash didn't go off the white balance was horrible; if it did, the picture was very washed out."
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"Needless to say , I had to play around with my settings to get the right look and when it came to flash, it was even more challenging."
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"Quality of pictures: 4 5Software flash: 3 5Price: 4 5So durable it can survive a practical barrage of abuse: 100 5"
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"Has a decent flash."
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"You can turn the flash off, hold her steady in your hand and get some amazing pics for a point and shoot."
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"However, honestly if you're that serious about your pictures I'd probably use the dual approach of a cheap portable camera, and a good quality DSLR and flash for serious demanding work."
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"Most important: this camera works great in low lighting without a flash."
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Focus

Focus:
"My only complaint would be that the auto focus does not work while zooming in the video mode."
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"I think my next camera will be a DSLR though because sometimes when people or things are moving in my pictures the autofocus doesn't work as well and there's a bit of a blur."
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"It seems that when focusing on faces people, the camera slows because it tries to focus."
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"Has some problems with autofocus; some pictures are out of focus."
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"Great focus points and really good stabilization."
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"When it focuses, the camera takes good pictures."
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"With shutter speed, it is best to take a picture first to prime the focus (and keep your finger on the button) then it will take pictures quickly."
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"I love the focusing feature."
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"The SD 1300 IS AN EXCELLENT CAMERA DOES ALL THAT IT SAID, TAKES QUALITY PICTURES, ALWAYS CLEAR AND EASY TO FOCUS."
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Image

Image:
"I used the camera once after I first bought it and was very disappointed with the grainy poor quality images."
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"From what we have observed, the photo quality has declined in the last 2 PowerShots with the 1300IS being the worst."
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"We took it on our out of town getaway and am so disappointed in the quality of pics this camera takes."
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"I found some indoors pics with a blur, but I can think that was my fault and not the camera."
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"They appear reasonably clear to the untrained eye but when you zoom in to 100%, which is how it will be when you make a print from the digital images, it is not clear and sharp."
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"It slows down quite a bit after a few dozen pics with the flash on but that's understandable - it just takes time to charge the flash."
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"Doesn't have all the fancy features of a more advanced camera, but it does everything needed to get great family adventure pics! "
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"this was my first camera, i have a canon rebel now, but this little pocket sized camera was super great, i dropped it a ton and it still worked fine, it takes SUPER good close up images and its quick and easy, great for teenagers."
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"Photo quality is superior to competitor point-and-shoot cameras my friends use."
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"Bright colors and decent moving pics."
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"Great image quality and a pretty fast shutter response."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"Received about four months ago, was working good even though was not to happy with the picture quality especially indoors as I've always been a Canon fan up to now."
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"The color and white balance settings make all indoor pictures look terrible."
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"I have never been happy with how slow it takes pictures and the indoor pictures are horrible."
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"I found some indoors pics with a blur, but I can think that was my fault and not the camera."
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"Shooting indoors is where I find using the automatic settings fail to give the best results."
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"But I took several pictures indoors and out and the pictures are not good and clear."
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"This camera takes beautiful pictures indoors and out."
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"But aside from that, it functions absolutely terribly (extremely grainy pictures;improper color balance) in any sort of low light, whether it be night-shots or even with good lighting indoors."
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"The only impressive qualities of this camera are that it takes very impressive macro shots in natural lighting (indoor lighting=graininess and improper color balance) and pretty decent shots in sunny natural lighting."
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"Indoors, the camera loves ISO 500 no matter what the lighting condition is, and the flash is turned on."
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"It seemed to have trouble focusing on the right subject and pictures taken indoors were pretty dull."
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Lens

Lens:
"I had this camera, and it took beautiful photos, but unfortunately the lens got stuck and would not return to its original position, and the camera stopped working."
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"I got a message that said lens error - camera will restart."
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"Many pictures came out blurry, but the final straw was when I got a lens error."
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"The lens will pop out and the camera will still take pictures, but when I go to turn the camera off the lens does not pull in and give me the same error."
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"I loved this camera for a while but now I get lens error and it won't turn on!"
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"I've had a Panasonic Limix that took good pictures but the camera one day stopped working, and the same thing with a nikon coolpix, good pictures but lens error on vacation."
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"I had this camera, and it took beautiful photos, but unfortunately the lens got stuck and would not return to its original position, and the camera stopped working."
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"I've had a Panasonic Limix that took good pictures but the camera one day stopped working, and the same thing with a nikon coolpix, good pictures but lens error on vacation."
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"Camera buttons and lens all still work flawlessly, and look great."
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"Just 1 time the lens got stuck, but after a few googling of solutions, I was able to fix it."
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"(Usually lens errors occur when something obstructs the lens when it tries to extend, and they're usually easily fixable."
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Light

Light:
"Sure enough, my little SD 1300 permanently bricked Saturday with the dreaded Lens Error: Will shut down automatically... within 124 days of light use."
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"Also beware, low light quality is poor."
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"The tiny flash cannot create good enough light to capture great photos."
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"Our copy of the 1300 has a flare problem while a direct light source is in the picture- a top to bottom light streak appears in the image."
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"Never using a light meter, I missed the mark sometimes, but other times my efforts resulted in astonishingly original photos that captured the beauty or the love or the pathos of the moment."
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"light easy to handle great pictures love cannon affordable"
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"I would recommend this camera for anyone who needs a camera that's easy to use, light and not too expensive."
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"But this Canon is so light, compact, and easy that I use it often."
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"Gave the camera for a gift - I have three similar Canon cameras and love all of them - this model it great because of the ease of getting outstanding quality pictures with low level light - or just plain Bad Light."
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"This camera is slim, light, and easy to use."
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Macro

Macro:
"i bought this camera as a back up to my canon SD100 that takes amazing macro photos but is no longer affordable .. the SD 1300 was offered at a great price .. it does NOT meet my needs ."
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"I've only just now discoverd that the full auto mode is just as awesome and takes amazing photos both normal and macro."
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"The macro setting is amazing and I've taken many macro pics of flowers and insects."
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"The only impressive qualities of this camera are that it takes very impressive macro shots in natural lighting (indoor lighting=graininess and improper color balance) and pretty decent shots in sunny natural lighting."
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Manual

Manual:
"This is a nice pocket camera, takes great daylight photos but the ones that you take with flash dont look very clear I have tried in AUTO and MANUAL but the results are the same."
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"It will probably take me hours of reading this stupid manual and still the program will be hard to use."
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"This is frustrating enough, but then to find absolutely NO information on what might be wrong in the Canon manual or even a website to contact to figure it out what might be wrong, is enough to as Amanda Cross wrote make me want to howl and chew the carpetsEven tried searching the net for a solution and couldn't find anything."
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"I'm still glad that I have the camera, but I don't appreciate having to get my own copy of the printed manual."
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"If you don't want to mess with manual settings, this is a nice easy camera to use."
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"If not really careful, the pictures were blurry IF I was able to capture them at all- AND YES I did read the manual on how to take pictures."
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")-Good Video, visually-ISO up to 3200-Wide Angle Lens-Good color & Resolution-Great Macro-Inexpensive-Easy to navigateCONS-Sound in video mode is muffled-Bad in low light for video, reasonable for stills-No manual shutter speed aperture adjustment-Flash pictures took unpredictable amounts of time**-Permanent lens error malfunction**When flash was enabled, it would often be up to 10 seconds before the picture went off, leaving subjects awkwardly smiling for quite some time."
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"You can go with the automatic feature, which takes all the guesswork out of a great shot, or you can throw it into manual mode and choose your own settings."
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"It is really easy to use for the basic features, but I'll need the manual to understand all of the camera's capabilities."
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Memory

Memory:
"What a terrible waste of money and a lot of my memories have been ruined my this camera."
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"After 10 months the memory card mechanism broke (the card would not stay pushed in)."
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"I was disappointed that the above camera came with no memory card, which I had to purchase separately."
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"I bought it about one month ago and within the first week, it kept on reading a Memory card error message."
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"However, I was not happy with this purchase since a memory card was not included with the camera."
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"Upon opening it I was very upset there was no memory card, I mean come on really?"
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"They had the 1300 on clearance sale and I saw it used the same battery and memory card- great I had a charged battery and a freshly emptied card in the car."
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"Final thought: though I feel disappointed with the photo quality that this Canon SD1300 delivers, it's a good deal if you need an average camera - I bought it @ $109 with a free 4G SDHD memory card - still a good buy, I guess."
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"Amazon had the best price for this camera because it included a memory card and free shipping."
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"Oh and by the way, like someone else said, be sure to buy a pretty good memory card for your camera, as few come with one, or if they do its pretty small."
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"And the SanDisk Ultra SDHC 4GB SD Memory Card works well (and quickly) with this camera."
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Outdoor

Outdoor:
"Outdoor shots are okay, but indoor are terrible."
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"Works best for outdoor shots and als takes nice night shots."
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"The outdoor pictures are very good."
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"While the camera works great outdoors on a sunny day where there is little contrast in the picture, the moment you take it inside it has great troubles with white balance."
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"I love that it is small and takes great outdoor pics."
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"The main reason I bought another one was the price for a good outdoor camera."
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Photo

Photo:
"I had this camera, and it took beautiful photos, but unfortunately the lens got stuck and would not return to its original position, and the camera stopped working."
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"This camera sucks in photograps, i did not get any clear photos until today, after using it for one month, zoom and shutter stopped working."
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"Tho it takes great long distance, wide angle photos, the macro feature produces blurry photos .. no detail ... great in a pinch when yhu want to have a camera but not hapy with the wuality of most of the photos i have taken ."
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"I purchased one for my wife, one for my mother and one for my cousin and all three of them have never taken good photos."
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"The Color on the photos if awful, I'm very disappointed I guess I will not be buying a cannon again"
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"This is the very first digital camera that I have owned because most people's pictures that I have seen from digital camera's were not that great but I was so EXTREMELY SATISFIED with the quality of the photo's and ease of the use of the camera that when I returned back to Iraq I have not stop raving about this camera."
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"I had this camera, and it took beautiful photos, but unfortunately the lens got stuck and would not return to its original position, and the camera stopped working."
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"This canon camera took very clear, bright, beautiful photos and I wish it was still available brand new."
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"Took plenty of fantastic photos with it."
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"If you want nice photos and videos in a compact point and shoot camera, this is it."
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"Great photos."
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Price

Price:
"What a terrible waste of money and a lot of my memories have been ruined my this camera."
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"The money for one year and then the hassle of dealing with the warranty is not worth the trouble."
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"I am too late to return the camera and now have a worthless piece of junk that I spent a lot of money on."
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"The supplier refunded my money because they were unable to deliver the camera due to some unexplained shipping problem."
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"Not only was this a great purchase for the price, but it turned out to be the best camera I could have purchased."
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"I am sad to say, this is not the best option out there for this price."
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"We were very pleased with the price and the timely delivery."
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"light easy to handle great pictures love cannon affordable"
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"GOOD PRICE, ALWAYS RELIABLE AND FAST SHIPPING"
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"Great price and swift response to replace my identical camera that I broke."
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"The price was good for something that was supposed to tide me over while abroad."
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Quality

Quality:
"Picture quality is horrible.."
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"The zoom has terrible quality."
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"I purchased the Canon PowerShot SD1300 expecting the same quality and have been disappointed."
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"This camera has horrible sound quality and video quality."
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"poor quality, is not durable in your pockets- lens got fuzzy after a couple months just from normal wear and tear being in my pocket"
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"Quality is excellent! "
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"Photo quality is superior to competitor point-and-shoot cameras my friends use."
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"I love Canon's picture quality and simple navigations."
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"great quality pictures from this tiny little package."
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"I had a Canon PowerShot SD870 IS for several years and was very happy with the quality of the pictures."
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Quick

Quick:
"this was my first camera, i have a canon rebel now, but this little pocket sized camera was super great, i dropped it a ton and it still worked fine, it takes SUPER good close up images and its quick and easy, great for teenagers."
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"The autofocus with facial recognition also seems to work well for quick shots."
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"As a basic camera to carry with you for quick and easy point and shoot, this is an excellent camera, outside of that, if you are looking for the quality, choices and control over the camera like you do with an D-SLR, think again about purchasing this camera."
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"the shutter is quick and it is easy to use."
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"Other advantages: a very quick power up power down makes it easy to whip out and have at the ready in a few seconds."
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Screen

Screen:
"I went to use it one day and the screen read, Lens Error."
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"My only complaint is the image on the LCD screen is horrible before the picture is taken."
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"I had one Canon a while back and it worked very well, until I broke the LCD screen by leaving it in a backpack."
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"Also the screen, while large, is not very impressive."
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"The lens came out and the screen went blank and told us that there was a shutter error and it was going to restart."
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"I don't really have too many complaints, maybe that the screen was a bit bigger? "
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"- great camera- great quality- nice screen- fast processor- easy to use- battery lasts forever"
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"Pros:Connects nicely and quickly to my computerNice screen for viewingEasy to turn off flashCons:Takes blurry pictures has trouble focusingLong shutter speedsFlash can totally white out details and facesLots of red eyesI would definitely shop around before considering this model."
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"It takes great pictures, the screen is big and bright, the battery life is excellent, and it's very compact and simple to use."
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"The quality of picture when you do get a god shot looks nice on the screen, but when you actually print it is not."
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"Nice sized LCD screen."
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Setting

Setting:
"The color and white balance settings make all indoor pictures look terrible."
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"The on screen feature selections and settings once again are no where near as good as previous model elph cameras."
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"Shooting indoors is where I find using the automatic settings fail to give the best results."
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"Something is wrong with the color setting of this camera."
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"I changed setting many times to see if I just set it wrong."
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"It wasnt hard to figure out the settings and I set it to Auto."
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"If you don't want to mess with manual settings, this is a nice easy camera to use."
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"I don't see that much of a difference from the default setting, but either way the pictures are really nice."
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"The kids and pets setting seems to be all around best setting."
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"The macro setting is amazing and I've taken many macro pics of flowers and insects."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"But be careful with never messing with the zoom and shutter because after 9 mos mine is broken but amazon was more than accommodating with my return."
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"The lens came out and the screen went blank and told us that there was a shutter error and it was going to restart."
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"Took back the Sony DSC-370W that I bought for my wife as it had the worst shutter response of any point-and-shoot I have used and replaced it with this camera."
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"Great image quality and a pretty fast shutter response."
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")-Good Video, visually-ISO up to 3200-Wide Angle Lens-Good color & Resolution-Great Macro-Inexpensive-Easy to navigateCONS-Sound in video mode is muffled-Bad in low light for video, reasonable for stills-No manual shutter speed aperture adjustment-Flash pictures took unpredictable amounts of time**-Permanent lens error malfunction**When flash was enabled, it would often be up to 10 seconds before the picture went off, leaving subjects awkwardly smiling for quite some time."
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"With shutter speed, it is best to take a picture first to prime the focus (and keep your finger on the button) then it will take pictures quickly."
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"It's lightweight and has great shutter speed for a point-and-shoot."
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"Shutter is pretty snappy for a contrast-focus P&S."
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Simple

Simple:
"We have purchased 5 of these cameras and they are the very best and simple to operate."
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"I love Canon's picture quality and simple navigations."
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"I will strongly recommend this product to any one who needs a good quality and simple camera."
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"good camera for those who want a simple point & shoot that you can carry around easily."
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"This one takes great pictures, is small and compact and simple to use."
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Size

Size:
"I found this to be a good solution, and for a low priced camera, I am happy to concede a small fault like that."
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"Two complaints that are common with most point and shoots are small memory card that comes with and low light shot."
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"The zoom isn't all that great but I don't expect much in a small point and shoot like this."
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"Nice and small with very clear pictures."
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"Good camera, small but was good for Grandma."
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"This small camera has lots of options for taking great photos."
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"It is small easy to carry and use."
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"Other than that, a really good small inexpensive camera."
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Sound

Sound:
"This camera has horrible sound quality and video quality."
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"I take a lot of movies and the sound is terrible."
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"Audio is mono, not stereo, but I don't think I matters because I find it hard to believe that you can get good stereo sound from two mics that are mounted as close as they are on these compact cameras."
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"There are only a few negative aspects: the sound playback for videos is quite low!"
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"I was stunned at how fantastic the picture quality is and even more amazed at how well the SOUND quality is when using it as a video camera."
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"I've owned several of the Powershot models and have enjoyed attaching 'sound memo's' to my pictures."
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"- Video picture AND sound quality are excellent, and work well in low light as well."
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"With my previous (highly outdated PowerShot), the video sound was often muffled, with lots of noise."
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"The audio sounds awesome if you are just talking and does a great job of taking out wind noise...BUT....if you ever plan on shooting video in a concert environment with a lot of sound and especially a lot of bass....your audio will be distorted."
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Speed

Speed:
"Most reviewers stated that the Nikon camera I had purchased was great, but most of the good reviews failed to mention how extremely slow that camera was in taking a picture."
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")-Good Video, visually-ISO up to 3200-Wide Angle Lens-Good color & Resolution-Great Macro-Inexpensive-Easy to navigateCONS-Sound in video mode is muffled-Bad in low light for video, reasonable for stills-No manual shutter speed aperture adjustment-Flash pictures took unpredictable amounts of time**-Permanent lens error malfunction**When flash was enabled, it would often be up to 10 seconds before the picture went off, leaving subjects awkwardly smiling for quite some time."
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"I have never been happy with how slow it takes pictures and the indoor pictures are horrible."
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"my 2 chief complaints is that this camera is just SLOW to take pictures, and often takes BLURRY shots."
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"The most disappointing is the slow response to take a picture and maybe that's linked to the stabilizer."
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"Cons: 3x Optical Zoom (competitors for a lower price exceeded this), slow to take shots (delayed), frustrating wait time while changing programs."
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"GOOD PRICE, ALWAYS RELIABLE AND FAST SHIPPING"
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"- great camera- great quality- nice screen- fast processor- easy to use- battery lasts forever"
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"Great product, fast shipping and great packaging."
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"Great image quality and a pretty fast shutter response."
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"I was hesitant initially because they did'nt have any reviews but the experience was absolutely wonderful, fast and professional!"
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Video

Video:
"This camera has horrible sound quality and video quality."
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"It does not take clear pictures anymore and it seems to be recording movies but they are gone when I upload to IPhoto."
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"- 99% of photos are out of focus or are soft and playing with the settings, lighting don't seem to make a difference-100% of the video footage is out of focusI would not recommend this model to anyone!"
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"I take a lot of movies and the sound is terrible."
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"Unfortunately I had to return it for the audio quality on the movie mode."
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"- autofocus doesn't work consistently, it takes way too many blurry photos that have to be retaken- I got really frustrated with accidentally taking video when I wanted photos - I realize this is MY fault, and I need to remember to change the mode switch, but I found another camera which seems to prevent this problem."
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"Nice compact camera with zoom and video."
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"If you want nice photos and videos in a compact point and shoot camera, this is it."
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"It's compact, but easy to use, will shoot video, and has good battery life and very sharp pictures."
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"Videos come out great, even flying down the lake at 2am in pitch black."
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"It take nice pictures, but if you want good quality videos then this is not the camera for you."
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Weight

Weight:
"It took amazing quality pictures and was lightweight and easy to carry."
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"It's lightweight and has great shutter speed for a point-and-shoot."
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"It is light-weight, easy to charge, the software works well, and I had no problem printing the pictures I actually kept."
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"Nice small size and weight."
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"Pros: Good battery life, light weight, thin, good price, crisp pictures, no red eyes."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I am very upset by the zoom and wish I could ask someone in this post for a good zoom camera!"
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"The zoom has terrible quality."
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"But be careful with never messing with the zoom and shutter because after 9 mos mine is broken but amazon was more than accommodating with my return."
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"I was hoping to get a new multi-purpose point and shoot that would replace an old one with a broken zoom, but this one only serves half the purposes I wanted."
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"I ruled out the Flip video as a unitasker: unable to take pictures, no optical zoom, limited recording memory, no resolution other than HD (1280x720)."
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"Unfortunately, you cannot operate the zoom while recording."
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"Nice compact camera with zoom and video."
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"I am very upset by the zoom and wish I could ask someone in this post for a good zoom camera!"
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"The colors are closer to life than with other point and shoots I've owned, the image quality is pretty good except for in low light, and the optical zoom is enough for some short range zoom action."
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"High resolution, good zoom, excellent display."
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