Editors Liked

  • Touchscreen interface, Easy to use, Image Quality, HD Video, Touch AF, Many scene modes
  • Very compact for a 5x zoom, 24-120mm eq. lens is very wide, with good telephoto reach as well, Optical image stabilization, Low geometric distortion at wide and tele, Better-than-average corner sharpness for a 24mm eq. zoom, Touchscreen control is usef
  • Good image quality, Touch screen is fluid, responsive, 720p HD video
  • Touchscreen implementation effective. Top-notch build quality. User-friendly face-detection features. Good image quality
  • Sexy design, Fast touchscreen, Good build, Nice colour reproduction
  • Small; good lens specs; appropriate mix of touch and button controls; HDMI output; excellent photo color, exposure
  • Nice picture quality with accurate colors; 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens; sleek aesthetics; snappy performance; onboard accelerometer makes user experience more interesting
  • Responsive touch screen with intuitive interface. Fast shooting speeds. 720p30 HD video capture. 24mm wide-angle lens. Accelerometer-based navigation. Mini HDMI out

Editors Didn't Like

  • Price, Layout of some buttons, No manual functioning
  • Beyond focusing, touch-screen is a bit of a novelty, Slow continuous shooting, Poor battery life, Modest 5cm macro mode
  • Slight lens flare in bright light, High chromatic aberration at wide-angle, Difficult to hold camera without touching the LCD, LCD susceptible to smudging and scratching, Zoom control makes precise framing difficult, Unique Active display modes require
  • Captures 16:9 image at lower resolution, 720p video is only average, Flicking gestures tricky to master, Somewhat expensive
  • Expensive, considering lack of manual features. Mix of touchscreen and dial operation can be confusing. Variable low-light performance
  • Noise reduction interferes with resolution too much, Noise is still an issue despite NR, Slow response to certain command buttons
  • Wide-screen LCD size misleading; touch-screen interface not for everyone; no optical zoom while recording movies
  • Touchscreen operation not intuitive; design of buttons can be frustrating to operate; not as slim as competing models
  • Significant barrel distortion at wide angle lens position. Soft image details at the edge of the frame