Editors Liked

  • Larger sensor, 3-inch LCD holds up well in the sun, 12x optical zoom, Good quality wide-angle lens, Optical Image stabilization, Easy mode for handing the camera to novices, Full PASM exposure modes, Well-sized controls, Smart Shutter detects smiles, S
  • Very good image quality, HD video with stereo sound, Manual settings in addition to auto modes
  • Impressive image stabilisation, 12x optical zoom, Lots of manual control, High 12Mp resolution, Big 3in LCD screen
  • Capable zoom, manual focus ability, image stabilisation, 720p HD movie
  • Great image quality, Fully manual PASM exposure modes, Excellent optical image stabilization, 720p movies with quiet optical zooming

Editors Didn't Like

  • Slow shot-to-shot time and continuous mode, Very slow flash recycle, Sluggish autofocus, Meager battery life with alkaline AAs (but decent battery life with NiMH rechargeables), Bulky body doesn't slip into a pocket, In-camera help text too small, Pop
  • Long shutter lag, Bulky design, Short battery life
  • Limited ISO range, Image quality could be better, Average handling
  • No Raw files, JPEG artifacts from processing, build quality doesn’t outshine competitors
  • Large and heavy compared to rivals, Poor continuous shooting speed, 10 min HD video shooting limit, Slow flash recycling