Written on: 20/06/2003 by ChrisTheGreek.
Sexy looks, compact, intuitive controls, quiet operation, dead cheap
No Video-out functionality
If you think this camera looks good on the web wait until you see it in the flesh. This is what I call sexy.
As soon as I received it this morning I put in the batteries/memory card and was ready to start taking pictures within minutes. This is my first digital camera and so far I have been very impressed.
I live in the UK and bought mine from www.cameras2u.com for £189 incl delivery (next day guarranteed - these guys are brilliant). When the camera first came out it cost around £400.
Then I went to ebay and bought a 128Mb memory card for £22!! Compare this with the price of the new xd cards.
Another important feature for me is quiet operation. I love tennis and with Wimbledon just around the corner I am looking forward to taking lots of pictures without worrying about the usual noise some bigger SLR cameras make. Coupled with the continuous shot mode (up to 4 pictures at a time) and the excellent 6x zoom this will be the ideal camera for the occassion.
I can go on and on... but I'll run out of space soon :)
Go for it!