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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful.
I Never Thought I Would See Pictures As Good As My Canon
I have always felt that Canon cameras took the best pictures after having Fujis, Casios, Panasonics, Sonys, and Kodaks, but I must say that the pictures out of the C875 are virtually itentical to my Canon G6... at one quarter the price. Photos in virtually any light are great. Flash throttles down so it does not overexpose. Images are sharp and clear with excellent color. Movies are fantastic. And to have the zoom feature during movies in a camera this price is amazing. I gave this camera five stars, but considering that the price is not $500, it really deserves six stars. There simply are no issues with this camera... as perfect a camera under $500 can be... and look at the price here on amazon where I bought mine! Simply AMAZING!
UPDATE: After taking several hundred pictures in all lighting conditions and several videos of a total 30 minutes time, using manual settings, flash under all conditions, scene settings, I must reconfirm that this camera is simply amazing. Remember, I am a digital nerd and have owned a dozen digitals over the past 12 years. With rechargeable 2500 and 2600 Nimh batteries, the camera goes and goes, eliminating the complaints about battery life. I cannot say how many pictures it takes with these high power rechargeables, but I can tell you it went all day snapping away with reviews of pics and flash many times. I have not had one bad picture yet! I cannot say that about any other camera I have owned. And not having image stabilization does not seem to be a problem at all, even when the symbol on the LCD says that the picture may not be good... it is spectacular. I tried the panorama feature inside and outside and it is amazing... best I have used in a digital. So I still give this camera six stars after a week of heavy use.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
The C875 is the best camera coming and going. Too bad it is out of production.
By Amazon Customer
This is the best camera made. This is my second one. I had the first one forever. It started smoking after I took a picture. So I ordered another. This is a great camera...easy to work. It is limited but hey you don't really need 14 mega pixals. It has eight mega pixals which is still wonderful for cropping. I can get more than three great pictures from one eight mega pixal image. Plus the SD card is limited to one gigabyte...so it is small, but hey it is fast. And after a hundred images, you are gonna download them and reformat the memory card anyway, right? and zoom...five times is plenty of optical plus another two times for digital. Man I can take pictures of a license plate two blocks away. And it readable. It takes lithium batteries that just seem to last forever. Kodak makes it and it might not get a lot of promo...but really now, this is one great camera...especially now as it is no longer made so used ones sell cheap. The camera body is metal and it feels strong not like some cameras that still have that pepsi can feel.
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A wonderful camera . . .
By William D. Gray
This was one of the most highly rated cameras by a well-known consumer watchdog organization. After doing some research, we found that it could be had for a great price here on Amazon.com. It didn't disappoint.
Packed with loads of features, and an amazing 5x Optical zoom, we've been able to look good in our digital pictures for the first time (with our previous camera, eyes were always closed because of the flash, or the photo was blurry because we DIDN'T use the Flash). The digital movie feature was a nice added bonus--the camera picks up sound very well, and some of the movies we've made have been just lovely to watch.
Some recommendations if you're thinking of buying this product:
1. Try to purchase it with a 1 or 2 GB SD card. With so many megapixels, the camera is a memory monster.
2. It would also help to buy a set of rechargeable batteries. We're still scoping that out, but in the meatime, we seem to burn through AA batteries at a furious rate.
3. If you plan on using it to shoot a lot of video, buy a separate power supply cord and a tripod, if you don't have one. The auto focus is very sensitive, and when you shoot movies, especailly if you zoom in, it will be constantly (and audibly) adjusting itself.
If you follow the above, you'll find that you have perhaps one of the best cameras available today. Thank you for taking the time to read my review.