Digital Camera Resource heeft een review neergemikt van de Epson PhotoPC 850Z met 2.1 Megapixel, 3X zoom en USB interface. Hieronder een gedeelte:
The 850Z isn't a speed demon, but it's not that slow either. It takes about five seconds to power up initially. For the sake of comparison, my Coolpix 950 is ready to go in about three seconds. Once the lens is extended, you're ready to go.
You can even choose how long you have to wait between shots. In "normal" mode, you'll have to wait about five seconds before your next picture, after a three star photo without the flash. In "Quick shot" mode, that number is cut down to less than 2 seconds.
One speed-related feature that wasn't good was shutter lag. While it's hard to measure this kind of thing, there is a noticeable lag on both focusing, and actually taking the picture. You just need to be sure to keep the camera extra still -- once you heard the phony shutter noise, then you're in the clear.
There are three choices on the mode wheel for taking pictures. The first uses only the optical viewfinder, the second uses the LCD, and the third is for both interval and continuous shooting (with the LCD). As you know, digicams eat batteries for lunch (and dinner): using the first mode is a great way to conserve battery power. If you're doing point and shoot, the optical viewfinder does the job just fine. If you're fooling with settings, it's not what you want - try LCD mode instead.