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This camera does not come with very much, and that is what makes this the perfect camera. This only comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery (EN-EL 10), a charger and a power cord, a small strap (which will probably never get used), plus a software disc and three user manuals. One in English and one in several other languages, plus a quick start manual. You will also get a USB sable and a audio video cable, to allow you to hook this up to your computer.  I have found that even though this camera is very simple to learn and operate, it can be a little difficult to remember at times, so I would highly recommend keeping the quick start manual around for a while.

This camera is very compact and it has the most megapixels that I have ever used and that is 12.4, the size of the screen is a gargantuan 27", there is 5 times optical zoom and a 4 times digital zoom. With all of this in mind you would think that this would have to weigh a lot but it only weighs ¼ of a pound, and measures only 4" wide across x 0.8" thick x 2" in height from the top to the bottom.  The battery is very small and even though it is an Li-Ion battery, you will only be able to take about 220 pictures until you need another charge, therefore I suggest that you purchase another battery for your trip.  The lenses are not interchangeable because you cannot remove it and the 5 times optical zoom has a 35 mm zoom lens that can range from 28 to 140 mm and its focus range is from 17" to as far as the eye can see. The macro focus range starts at 1.2" all the way to infinity, and both of these can be done in the wide angle. 

With this many megapixels you will have quite a few of different resolutions settings to choose from and they are; 640 x 480, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1024 x 768, 4000 x 3000, and 3968 x 2232. The ISO speeds can change from starting in the automatic position to the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200, all of which you will have to learn which one you will need for what. This cameras does not have a view finder but the LCD screen is very crystal clear as far as small screens go. The screen resolution is 230,000 pixels, and that is a heck of a lot of pixels. This also has a couple of different types memory cards that you can use and along with the built in one that this has, you will have to purchase an extra one so that you can take a lot of pictures instead of carrying a pc or laptop around with you while you are on vacation, and they are the SD card, and the SDHC card, You can purchase the largest GB that you can find, because they are fairly cheap right now. When these first came out they outrageously expensive but now you can find them at dirt cheap prices. The one thing that I should stress about these cards,( which I did not know until recently) is that they come in different classes and the higher the class the better it will get read by your device when trying to copy your pictures. So check out the little number that is in the little circle on the face of the memory card this will tell you what class that you are getting.

You can purchase this from Best Buy in black, but if you order on line you will be able to choose a different color. We chose pink and silver. There are eleven important things that are visible when you first see the camera, they are the on/off power button, the shutter release button, the zoom control, you will be able to choose the shooting mode that you want, play back button, the multi selector, the ok button, menu button, delete button, the battery charger and memory card slot cover, and of course the 2.7" monitor screen.

There is a lot more to this camera than what you will actually see when you pull it out of the box. The zoom control has several operations from wide, telephoto, thumbnail playback, playback zoom, and a help spot. There is also a self-timer lamp and an AF assist illuminator, a built in flash, a lens, and a built in microphone and speaker. Included in all of this, this camera has a pin and lens cover, a tripod socket, a battery and memory card chamber and slot cover.

On the monitor there are several functions that you should get acquainted with. All of these different modes will help you take better and clearer pictures once you learn to use them. The modes include regular shooting mode, macro mode, zoom indicator, AE/AF-L indicator, focus indicator, flash mode, battery level indicator, motion detection icon, electronic VR icon, date not set indicator, travel destination indicator. Other options that you will be able to take advantage of is the date imprint, the image mode, movie options, along with this you will be able to see the internal memory indicator, there is also a smile indicator, aperture, skin softening, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation value, a regular focus area and a priority face area focus, color options, white balance, self-timer, blink proof icon. All of this is on the screen to help you remember to look into the manual before you take your picture.
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review by . April 03, 2010
Cool, $130 And Easy To Use. Basic Point And Shoot.
   One of the main reasons that you may decide to purchase one of these cameras is for the compactness of the camera. We have a large D40x Nikon and you have a big bulky bag and two lenses to carry around with you at all times, not to think about also losing this it is very cumbersome to lug about on your vacation. My spouse is going on vacation in Italy for a week and I thought that it would be very nice to have a lightweight camera that could be shoved into a fanny pack instead packing …
Quick Tip by . April 03, 2010
For the money this is excellent and even a child can point and shoot this camera.
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