Written on: 18/09/2001 by Dennis.
SLR mode - what you see is what you photograph.
Handles very like SLR with twist on lens for zoom control. Aperature and other controls very similar to SLR.
Menu options allow for many more adjustments such as changing ISO to meet varying light conditions.
Good solid feel which helps keep camera steady when taking shots.
Handles all lighting conditions very well.
Good quality output.
Price - can now be bought for just over £200 - which is an absolute bargain.
Macro down to 2cm.
Some shots can be a little soft on focus.
Has proved to be a reasonable match for experienced Canon EOS300 user.
Price last year was £500 plus. Can now be bought for just over £200 which is a lot of camera and functionality for little money.
Doesn't quite match up to current 3.3Mp cameras but for the price is better value.
Adapted a Nikon slide copier to fit Pentax lens and with macro down to 2cm is absolutely easy to copy slides extremely quickly and with good resolution.
Output using both HP Deskjet and Epson Stylus printers fools all into thinking normal photos which are of equal standard to those processed from the Canon EOS300.