Editors Liked

  • Good image quality, Rich set of features, 14x optical zoom, Manual controls, Large 3inch LCD screen
  • Big zoom in a small body. Superb photos in good conditions
  • Sharp images. 14x optical zoom. 3-inch LCD is easily viewable in direct sunlight, and shows virtually no motion blur. Well-designed interface. Mini-HDMI port. Stereo audio recording in video mode
  • Comfortable design, Auto & manual controls, Excellent video & image quality, 14x optical zoom
  • Excellent pictures, Simple and easy to use, Tons of features, Nice big LCD display, Decent battery life
  • Great blend of fun features and manual controls, Zoom toggle gives good control over 14X zoom lens, Innovative design feels good in the hand, Superior video quality
  • Impressive feature-set for a camera in this class, Extremely versatile 14x (28mm-392mm equivalent) lens, Comfortable, ergonomic design, Fun new Fish-eye and Miniature scene modes, Great 720p HD mode with stereo sound recording, Easy to switch between s
  • Nice selection of semimanual and manual controls; flexible lens in a compact body; very good photo quality
  • Clean design, lots of creative control, impressive video

Editors Didn't Like

  • Average details at high ISO, Slow shottoshot performance, Tiny zoom rocker, High price
  • Lacking in standout features (zoom excepted)
  • Images show noticeable color fringing. Not suited for low light shooting without a flash. LCD's 16:9 aspect ratio means black bars around 4:3 images
  • Zoom toggle can be difficult to use, Poor audio quality in video
  • Don’t care for design personally, No optical viewfinder, No HDMI cable included, Auto flash fires when it seems like it shouldn’t
  • Subpar audio capture in video mode, Plastic zoom toggle takes some getting used to
  • Somewhat slow performance (but on-par with competition in this category), Macro shots somewhat soft, No HDMI cable included, Mode dial hard to turn, Lens doesn't go as wide as competing models, No optical zoom for movies
  • Slow shooting performance; some awkward design aspects; unimpressive LCD
  • Flash always pops-up even when disabled, Slow continuous shooting at full resolution, Zoom motor is audible when filming video, Widescreen monitor not ideal shape for 4:3 stills