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1. Gateway DC-M42 4.1 MP Digital
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3. Gateway DC-M50 5MP Digital Camera
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4. Gateway DC-T23 2MP Digital Camera

1. Gateway DC-M42 4.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $219.99
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Asin: B0000W4MW0
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 1722
Average Customer Review: 2.44 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4.1 megapixel CCD
  • 3X optical zoom/4x digital zoom
  • 1.6" TFT LCD for preview and review
  • Up to 2304 x 1728 pixel images

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars battery killer, poor pics
If you like purchasing batteries then this is the camera for you. You cant even download all your pics onto the computer before the batteries die. The camera does not even come with a wall plug in so you have to spend more $$. I have had this camera since Christmas and I dont like using it because of the battery issues. Save your $$ on this product. The pics dont even look good the quality is worse then my old 2 Mega pixel camera

1-0 out of 5 stars not even 1 Mpixel product
This is not a good quality product. Do not expect even fair pictures. After I bought it, pictures was not coming good. I thought "it can't be camera, probably I am making some mistakes". I tried everything for one week. No progress at all. Finally I invited one of my friend who has 2 Mpixel Minolta Camera. We set the tripod. We took same pictures with two different cameras. You should see the differences. His pictures far better than mine. (If anyone want to see them I can send via E-mail and all other pictures I took.)

Battery life is another story. It does not hold any battery even Ni-MH.

Costumer service is not satisfactory. They deliberately does not discuss the quality. All they talk is "policy". I wonder "is there a policy about sending inferior product and labeling it 4 megapixel".
Now, I have to pay restocking fee. Instead of getting an apology, it cost me money and lots of time.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad product, worse service
I purchased this product to replace a 1.2 MP Olympus camera. In every aspect it is an inferior product. The 4 year old 1.2 MP camera has far superior image quality under all operating conditions. Battery life is a major issue and represents a serious design flaw. After following advice from Gateway to return the product for repair, I received a replacement which was no better. At this point, they refused to allow me to return the product stating that they do not accept returns for replaced units. They have no concept of customer service. I am now stuck with an inferior product that is essentially useless for its intended purpose.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a recommend purchase
Pros:
Easy to connect to PC

Cons:
Terrible grain even at 4.0 MP Fine setting
Poor colour saturation
Auto white balance cant adapt to flourescent lighting
Focus does not work well indoors
Very weak flash
Lengthy delay to achieve focus and between shots
High battery drain (even Ni-MH)

Conclusion:
An inexpensive 4.0 MP digital camera, but one that underperforms in every aspect. I have since returned mine and opted to spend an extra $75 to get an Olympus or Minolta instead. Other buyers would be wise to do the same.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop Bashing the lack of battery power!
This camera will not work witn many batteries. Don't even bother trying to use regular batteries. But if you use Ni-MH batteries, especially Radio Shacks new 15 minute charge ones that are 2000mAh, this camera will keep on shooting for a very long time. Also, if you get the charger, they actually charge in 15 minutes. Anyways, overall, i really like this camera, and i have been taking pictures of EVERYTHING. With these batteries, always using the flash, this camera will push 100 pictures before changing batteries. The pictures come out great most of the time, and it's very easy to use. Overall, i reccomend it. ... Read more


2. Gateway DC-T50 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Asin: B0000ULBIK
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 1415
Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom with macro mode
  • 1.5-inch TFT color LCD screen; 10-second self-timer; video mode
  • Store images on Secure Digital memory card; comes with a 32 MB SD card
  • Powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included with charger)
  • 5-megapixel resolution for photo-quality 11 x 14 sized enlargements

Reviews (23)

4-0 out of 5 stars If Size and Price Matter in Your Digital Camera....
This is my first digital camera, though I have borrowed a Kodak digital camera before, and when purchasing for myself chose the Gateway over the latest Kodak model primarily because it offered the same features, but is much more compact--a little larger than a deck of cards--a key feature when trying to fit it in a small purse that's already overflowing.

The camera comes with a 32MB card, which means when you have it set to the full 5-megapixels you can take about 12 pictures. But unless you're planning to enlarge photos a great deal or want to zoom in on things in detail after taking the photo, 3-megapixels is sufficient, and for that the card holds about 36 photos. Of course, the whole point of a digital camera is be able to take as many pictures as you like without the worry of wasting film, so I bought a 256 MB card: 200 photos at 3mp ought to keep me happy.

The lay-out is pretty standard: Zoom lens that closes up behind a shutter when the camera is off, digital display window on the back to see what you're taking and what you've taken, a four-direction set of buttons to navigate the menus (good thing I practiced those controls playing Sega and Nintendo growing up) little wheel around the picture-taking button on the top right to select the mode, a zoom button and a separate power button. I found that when using the viewer to line up the shot the image was often very grainy and difficult to see, particularly in extreme lighting, but once you take the photo, the display quality is much better. Like with most cameras, the photo you've just taken is shown in the display for a few seconds, and you can turn the dial and look back at all the photos you've taken. You can also delete that one that makes you look like you have an extra chin right away, before anyone else sees it. All this viewing used to drain the battery of early digital camera models, but I've yet to run out of battery life, so no complaints on that, and the battery is rechargable.

The dial on the top has separate modes for regular, night, action and portrait (which blurs the background) shots. The display window shows battery life, flash/no flash, number of pictures you can still take, zoom level, picture quality setting and auto focus on/off. You can also take a brief movie (we're talking a few minutes max, depending the size of your memory card, but still a nice feature).

I actually received this camera the day of a friend's wedding, so it got a test immediately. Having charged it over night, I couldn't wait to start snapping. Overall I got some nice shots once I got the hang of it. My only complaints are that it often took too long to auto focus. So, the bride is coming down the aisle, I line up the perfect shot, push the button, whirr, focus adjust and click--another lovely shot of the back of someone's head. There's also an auto off feature, which is great to save battery power, but when you want your camera at the ready for longer than a minute, it's annoying to have to keep turning it back on.

My second test-run was a day at the Bronx Zoo. Now I had the hang of it, and I got some really impressive shots. I could zoom right in for a close-up of a gorilla's hand when it was sitting on the other side of the Plexiglas window so you could see every detail of her fingernails. Or get a nice shot of those flamingos on the little island far away, or right up-close and personal with a Siberian tiger's face.

Accessories include PhotoSuite software to view and alter your photos on your computer, a USB cable to connect the camera to the computer, an AV cable to recharge the battery, LI Li-ion rechargeable battery and a 32MP card (as mentioned).

This is a very good price for a 5-megapixel camera, and as one of the first that Gateway has produced, I think they've got a very competitive product. I'm certainly satisfied.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this camera
This camera is only compatible with Gateway brand USB cables. If you happen to lose your USB cable then you are out of luck because Gateway does not sell the cable alone. I don't understand why Gateway doesn't sell replacement parts for its own camera, especially since no other brand works. Curiously, this problem didnt seem at all interesting to the 4 different Gateway employees I spoke with.

4-0 out of 5 stars Much better than these reviews indicate!
I ordered this camera from Gateway, directly, at a relatively modest price for a 5.25MP digital camera. The camera was fabulous outdoors but faces and backgrounds had a green cast when using the flash. I tried various flash settings and finally decided that my camera had a flaw. I emailed Gateway and received an immediate response asking me to call an agent. After a brief explanation of my problem I was told that a new camera would be sent immediately. The new camera takes perfect pictures! The detail is incredible and the color is accurate.

There are some exceptional features on this little camera such as a sturdy and attractive metal casing, easy to use controls, a multitude of settings which allow you to choose aperture or shutter speed preferences, portrait mode which blurs the background and includes a red eye reduction flash feature, a choice of focal distances including a macro lens feature, movie clips with sound, 3x optical zoom (I reccommend using only optical zoom with a digital camera)and many more. The battery is rechargeable directly in the camera and it stays charged for a long time. There is also a battery life meter as well as an indicator of space available on the sd card.

There are some problems as well. The red eye reduction though helpful is not perfect. This is a problem that exists with all small digital cameras and can be fixed on your computer. The time between pressing the shutter release button and getting an image is long especially with a 512MB card. This may account for the blurred pictures that some people have commented about. You MUST hold still until the picture appears on your monitor or your motion will blur the image. (Try keeping your elbows in at your side for more stability.) Another reason for blurred images might be choosing the wrong focus. If you are set in macro mode and snapping a distant object it will appear blurred and vice versa for close objects and long distance settings. The flash is not extremely powerful but works as well as any other small digital I've used, and I've used many. This is not a strong suit of compact digital cameras.

Overall this is a great value for the price and the photos you get will be as good as or better than any point and shoot film camera you now own. The advantage will be that you can view them immediately, email to friends, and print photos yourself using a photo printer and your computer. No more waiting for the photomat to do its job. Be aware that you should bring along an extra card and an extra battery if you want to be assured of uninterrupted use of any digital camera. Since these items are reuseable indefinitely they are worth the investment.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this camera!!! Please read.
I have been a loyal Gateway customer for years and was excited to learn about this digital camera. I had read both good and bad reviews on this device. I figured for the most part, the bad reviews were either from professional photographers or rare instances of a defective product. Mine may be the latter, but this is a terrible camera. It looks and feels nice, and has a lot of features, but the photo quality is very poor, especially indoors. Most of the photos that I shot indoors came out blurry and out of focus and about 1/3 of the outdoors pictures came out poor as well. I got this camera this morning and read through the manual and got started. Boy was I disappointed. My Panasonic 1.3 megapixel camera blows the Gateway DC-T50 out of the water.

I called Gateway customer service (what an experience that was). The first operator informed me that "that was probably just the quality of the pictures for this camera." This is supposed to be a high quality 5.25 megapixel camera! She then told me that Gateway would be happy to take the item back; however they are going to charge me a 15% restocking fee. So when all is said and done, this camera and the accessories that I ordered with it are going to cost me $56.00 to get rid of. I say its money well spent, because this camera is not worth the price of the box that it was shipped in.

1-0 out of 5 stars Memory card error
I did not read the reviews here until after I had ordered the camera. Since I had already requested the camera I thought I would give it a chance. I was very disapointed to get the "memory card error" after only 1 hour of using the camera. It occured after taking a picture, and that picture was lost. It would work again after turning the camera on and off a few times, but the problem kept recurring. Who wants to put up with that with a new camera? I expected a lot more from Gateway, even though they did not make the camera, there name is on it. I emailed them to see if there was a software update to fix the problem. There response:

"If you did not purchase the item from Gateway, please contact the manufacturer for further assistance. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
However, please note that the Protected card error can be resolved by formatting the SD card. The steps for formatting the SD card changes depending on the model of the card."

First of all I did format the SD card, and if it needed reformating when a computer was not around to download the pics to, they would all be erased. And second The name on the camera is Gateway. Although I have read who really makes the camera, the email did not bother to tell me who the manufacturer was.

The only good thing about all of this is that I bought the camera from Amazon.com. They are sending UPS to my house to pick up the camera for free and refunding my money. I will buy my next one on Amazon.com -- probably an HP Photosmart R707 5.1MP Digital Camera. ... Read more


3. Gateway DC-M50 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0000UL3EW
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 4843
Average Customer Review: 1.4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 3x optical zoom, 2x digital zoom with macro mode
  • 1.8-inch TFT color LCD screen; video mode; 10-second voice memo feature
  • Store images on Secure Digital memory card; comes with a 32 MB SD card
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (Alkalines included, rechargeables recommended)
  • 5-megapixel resolution for photo-quality 11 x 14 sized enlargements

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk!
I bought this camera directly from Gateway. I, unfortunately, kept it too long to send it back.

When I first received it, I took about 10 pictures. 8 of them were very grainy/blurry. From a 5MP camera, that's ridiculous. I assumed (fallaciously) that I simply was not using the camera correctly.

My attempt to learn to use the camera 'properly' is what caused my delay in returning it, and forced me to sell it on eBay for significantly less than I paid for it.

Don't buy this camera.

1-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for!
I thought this camera would be a great value for the amount of Mega-pixels. It isn't worth it.

Issues:

1. Horrible lag from the moment you push the button to actual shutter movement.

2. The camera's body and telescoping lense feel CHEAP and poorly fitted.

3. I'm having memory card issues/errors that I haven't been able to solve yet.

Save your money and get a recognized brand.

1-0 out of 5 stars do not buy anything from gateway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have had the worst service in my entire life they shipped me the camera that i canceled and told me they would ship me labels to return it it has been 16 days since then and i caled them. they just then shipped them all this time keeping my money colladeral. do not order anything online from them it is hell.

2-0 out of 5 stars I won't drag this out!
Do Not Buy this camera! Far from user friendly...lsd display works only in very well lite areas....to take a picture you need to hold the button down for a good 5 or 6 seconds....heavy and bulky...batteries are dead in about 1 hour of actual use (no joke) takes 4 AA batteries. Not pleased at all...its on its way back to Amazon...exchanging for a Canon....don't let the 5mp sell you on this camera...i hope this sends you in a different direction....sorry I dragged this out..

2-0 out of 5 stars 5MP Camera?
Having sold digital cameras and knowing what a 5MP camera can really do... I would not recommend this camera after playing with the setting for several weeks I was only able to achive a grainy 4 x 6 any larger and you can for get it. i guess you really do get what you pay for!

Its now time to sell the Gateway and move to a Sony where you can find true quality in the product and the picture. ... Read more


4. Gateway DC-T23 2MP Digital Camera
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B0000W4MWA
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 746
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Still, web cam or movie mode
  • 16MB internal memory with SD/MMC expansion

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Dies after short use
I bought this camera as a graduation gift, so I wasn't able to test it during Gateway's 15 day full refund policy. As soon as it was used, it said the battery was low on brand new batteries. The representative at Gateway said they could replace the product (which took 3 months). The replacement did the exact same thing as the original, so I called Gateway again. This time, after talking to a supervisor, I was offered an upgrade to the Gateway M42. I have not gotten this yet, but I am waiting to see if this camera has the same issue.

1-0 out of 5 stars Camera turns off by itself/ Gateway has poor customer servic
Our camera turns off in mid use. We had it for 20 days and Gaetway would not replace. I went to the GAteway store and tehy siad they had a lot of probelms with this camera. They would fix it if I paid the cost of shipping. I have learned my lesson never to shop at Gateway. ... Read more


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