Written on: 11/10/2003 by Castrol Supra GT (4 reviews written)
+ Compact and lightweight
+ Easy-to-follow instruction manual
+ Good quality pictures
+ Tripod and belt carry case included
+ Variable resolution
- No rechargable batteries/charger included
- Delays between taking pictures
The Trust 735S Powerc@m Zoom is one of the best inexpensive cameras on sale, in my opinion. Trust has been around for quite some time now and although it is a top quality manufacturer, they are still unknown to many people.
The camera is nicely packaged and the specification of the camera is clearly shown on the box. The 735S has a resolution of 3.3 MP yet it only costs £100! Even with that said it can increase to 4MP and you'd be looking to spend upwards of £150 for a 3MP digicam. The 735S also has a 4cm TFT LCD display with a menu that is easy enough to work out without the manual.
The 735S also has 16Mb of internal memory that can be expanded to 256Mb with a SD/MMC card. A hand strap, a leather carry case and a tripod also come with the camera as well as the USB cable, software (on CD-ROM) and the manuals.
The camera isn't plagued with dozens of buttons that will make most people cry so it is easy to use right out of the box for even the most inexperienced user of a digicam. The picture quality is excellent too for a 3MP camera. Webcam and Video mode are also available - amazingly with audio. The only complaints I have about the 735S is that there are delays between taking pictures and that it is not provided with rechargable batteries - two Duracell Ultra AAA batteries are provided but these gripes are minor.
Put simply even though the Trust 735S is a small digital camera you get a lot of camera for not a lot of money. If your budget is limited to around £100, this is one of the best cameras that you can get.