Editors Liked

  • Seventeen specialty scene modes are available on this Canon camera
  • Handy adjustment ring. Pocket-sized. Supports RAW shooting
  • Raw recording, Function ring on lens, Bright lens, Good build, Great noise control
  • Excellent image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Well optimized JPEGs, Extensive photographic feature set, New Function Ring transforms use of manual controls on a small camera, Usable, fast raw mode with excellent DPP software supplied, Highl
  • Large aperture (f2), Very good low-light image quality, RAW mode, Easy to use control system
  • Excellent user interface, Outstanding image quality, RAW format support, Extremely compact and lightweight
  • Compact proportions, fast lens, lens control ring, Raw mode, good quality LCD screen, overall image quality, fast startup
  • Very good photo quality, Roughly a full stop advantage over typical compact cameras in low light, Fast F2.04.9, 28 105 mm zoom lens (telephoto lovers take note), Optical image stabilization, Ultra high resolution 3inch LCD with very good outdoor and low l
  • Very small body that is easily pocketable, Excellent, high-res, vibrant LCD, Fast f/2 lens at wide-angle, Optical image stabilization, Front Control ring is handy for some controls, Firm Mode dial, Shooting-priority design means camera is always ready
  • Pocketable body with great controls, 3.8x zoom with f2.0 aperture at 28mm, Great quality 3in / 460k screen, Full manual contro, RAW files and HDMI
  • Compact size, Excellent build quality, Very good images, Fast lens
  • Compact and light; useful features such as time-lapse mode; options for choosing AF frame size; quick to focus; fast performance
  • Terrific low-light shooter, Typical high-quality Canon photos, Extensive photo adjustments via control dials, Excellent LCD screen
  • Excellent user interface, Outstanding image quality, Raw format support, Extremely compact and lightweight

Editors Didn't Like

  • This compact digital camera has poor overall performance
  • No HD video. Less zoom range than most rivals
  • Very slight barrel distortion, Command dial is a bit too tough for its size
  • Highlight clipping and channel clipping in bright, contrasty conditions, Rear dial rotates too freely and cannot be disabled, so accidental settings changes too common, No noise reduction options, JPEG NR too strong at higher ISO settings, Video limited t
  • Jog dial is a bit too smooth, Average performance at low ISO, No HD recording
  • Lackluster battery performance, No highdefinition movie recording, Control dial can accidentally change settings
  • Operation hampered by a few design issues, flash sometimes raised when not needed, some WB inaccuracies, mode dial stiff and slightly inaccessible
  • Ergonomics are a real mess freewheeling control dial makes it way too easy to accidentally adjust important settings; power and ring func buttons are identical and right next to each other (you know where that's going); popup flash takes up valuable r
  • Rear Control dial turns freely, which causes inadvertent exposure changes, Front Control ring's function changes with the mode, Zoom control takes too long to respond, Flash is placed where fingers are usually in the way, preventing it from opening, P
  • No HD movies or zooming when filming, Slow burst shooting – below 1fps at full res, Panasonic LX3 better-featured, M4/3 better for noise and shallow DOF
  • Not much optical zoom, No HD movie mode
  • Picture quality starts to deterioriate from ISO 400; control ring operation can be cumbersome; no multi-aspect mode
  • Watch your fingers with pop-up flash, Button placement takes getting used to, Slow frame rate; not a camera for action shooters, No HD video, Worse-than-average battery life, *
  • Control dial on back can accidentally change settings, Lackluster battery performance, No HD movie mode