Editors Liked

  • Lots of control and auto options
  • Excellent image quality
  • Variable angle LCD usable viewfinder
  • Quite a bit smaller than large-sensor mirrorless or SLR with similar lens
  • Lens is fairly sharp (except corners at wide angle)
  • Hits a good sweet spot for zoom range
  • Bright at wide angle
  • JPEG mode automatically corrects for distortion
  • Solid build quality
  • Versatile lens
  • Good ISO performance
  • Accessory hot shoe
  • Large sensor produces excellent images
  • Solid construction
  • Very little noise, even at higher ISOs
  • Superb image clarity

Editors Didn't Like

  • Bulky for a compact camera
  • Maximum aperture falls quickly with zoom
  • Autofocus and burst performance much slower than most compact system cameras
  • Many fixed-lens compacts
  • Optical viewfinder is not very useful
  • Bulky exterior
  • Sluggish autofocus
  • Limited focus range
  • No manual control in video mode
  • Viewfinder is close to worthless
  • Battery life isn’t great
  • Difficult to justify the $800 price