The viewing screen and auto focus drain the batteries much too quickly and you could end up not getting a single picture if you do not check your batteries before you plan to take a picture. Customer support for this item claims that it is a problem with the memory card, which it does have issues using only certain cards but this is not related to the wrong type of battery being used for a camera that requires more power. Close up images require you be at least 4-6 feet away from the object and zoom in on them, otherwise all your images will be blurry once you view them on your computer. A camera with a view finder is always much better than a screen if you plan to take any pictures outdoors or in high lit areas, otherwise it is a guessing game. This camera only has the screen to see what you are taking a picture of. I am returning this item asap!
This camera allows you to point and shoot or adjust as you choose. The in camera guide allows you to learn as you go. If you are looking for an easy way to learn an SLR, I can't imagine a better camera. The photo quality is phenomenal and being able to shoot video is an added bonus. The flash works great and I have been very pleased with the low light quality.
i bought it at a higher price last year, and so far it has been worth getting. i have taken some amazing shots with it and overall enjoyed the camera. i cant say i would exactly recommend this one persay though. it is a great model but it was last years model. i would recommend a non slr camera to a begginner and if they were good tell them to get this one. it is great for the price. so if you are an aspiring photographer and wish for a cheaper buy in a quality camera this is definitely what you need.
I got this camera as an upgrade from my little pocket kodak point and shoot. I was considering a DSLR, but was NOT too enthused about hauling around something so big. My main focus for a new camera was to keep up with my toddler. As we all know taking pix of kids can be trying and hardly ever come out in focus. In other words, I was looking for something that could handle a lot of action without breaking my bank. This camera is PERFECT! I've played with it for 2 days now and thus far it has been very easy to use and not once has chasing my toddler around with a camera resulted in a blurry picture. the settings seem easy enough to figure out AND the shutter is pretty impressive. I can get 3 really fast speed shutters, but I can also get up to 10 lower speed shutter pics which is great and gives me a good break in movement when kicking a soccer ball. The zoom is fantastic as far as quality pics. It is a tad slow and I think I would have preferred a manual focus like the DSLRs that you twist the lens to zoom, but this works fine. All in all this was a great buy and for $300 I thought it well worth the price. Regular price it runs at $500, for that price you could get a compact DSLR, but you would have the extra expense of buying additional lenses. I did a lot of research for weeks and my results kept coming back to the Nikon p520 and the Sony - DSC-HX300. The sony was about $150 more. I'm told that Sony is the king of action photography, but my photographer friends vouch for Nikon. I was willing to sacrifice A+ quality for maybe a A- to save me $150. All in all I vote YES for this camera and all it can accomplish.
I have had my camera for 4 months now. It takes great pictures and video and has cool features. I like being able to send pics to my phone to upload to fb. Its not an easy or quick thing to upload and often freezes up during the process. I have had a lot of problems with my camera freezing up. It always freezes with the zoom out and wont power off or do anything (freezes). Usually I can just let it sit for awhile 30 min or so and it will restart. This last time it froze it hasn't restarted, so its been frozen for 2 weeks. I just filled out paperwork to send it in for repair. Frankly I would rather just have my money back on it but Walmart only gives me 15day to return for refund.
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Absolutely astonishing results are readily available using this camera and Nikon's best lenses. To obtain the best results the use of a stable tripod is advisable. The detail in the landscape photography that I shoot with this combination of camera and the 24-70mm 2.8 lens and the 70-200mm 2.8 VR II lens is breathtaking. No other DSLR in this size even comes close. Using this camera anywhere near its potential does require dedication and diligence. To say that it is complex is an understatement. Photography fanatics will love this camera. Be prepared to make an investment, nothing this good comes \"cheap.\"
As a sportswriter, this lens allows me to capture all the action. Since I am not always close to where the action is, the 55-300 mm zoom on this lens brings the action action close to me. I expect to use this lens a great deal for great results over the ensuing years.