Written on: 02/11/2003 by redbaron (16 reviews written)
I do like the Epson PhotoPC 850Z but I would only buy one second hand. I like the chunky fell of it, it's easy to hold and easy to use the controls are spaced out and it is by no means fiddly. I like the quality of the snaps as long as you bear in mind certain things. Theis is not a camera for zoom use, I was singularly unimpressed with pictures through the zoom. It is also not good for pictures of people either in bright light or where the flash is needed as you get a very blanched... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2001 by Emil.
Bought the Epson 850Z digital camera over a year ago, when it was almost $700. Will not pay that kind of money today. Would not recommend today, because today would buy a Nikon Coolpix 775 or a Canon digital camera. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2001 by Paul Scholes.
Overall, as with most other users, I find it a comfortable & easy to use camera and picture/colour results very good.
The main frustration though is flash whiteout especially on skin. I have to be very careful not to get too close to the subject, ie it's better to stand away and crop the subject on PC. May invest in separate flash unit.
Only other negative is don't emerse it in Beer! I did last year and had to send it away for repair. The potential cost was horrible, however Epson lost... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2001 by David Morgan.
Bought the Epson 850Z after reading an enthusiastic review and have never looked back. Very comfortable camera to hold, robust and the two manuals are very informative and comprehensive.
An excellent buy second hand (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2001 by Damian.
The Epson 850Z is very much a good enthusiasts camera, a good way to get into digital photography. Allows you to mess about with all settings manually, just like a decent SLR.
Good user options e.g. External Flash mount, add on lenses make this an excellent buy for established camera users getting into Digital. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2001 by Nafis Lodhi.
I bought this camera mid july 2000 and it has been an excellent buy. The image quality is top notch. It is a mid-range camera with professional features. It includes Rechargeable batteries and charger which becomes very handy. It's very simple to set-up and connect to a PC using a USB connection. The design and feel of the camera are aimed at more serious digital camera users. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2001 by H B Robinson.
Produces good results but is a pain to use. Not bad, but not recommended. (read more)