Editors Liked

  • Outstanding value for camera with 15X optical zoom, LCD is large, bright, and sharp, Outstanding response times, Focus is sharp throughout the zoom range and in macro mode, Mode dial is handy to use and provides onscreen explanations of each mode
  • The 15x zoom is a standout feature on this camera

Editors Didn't Like

  • Popup flash is easy to block with your left hand, The look of the camera is nothing special and is only available in black, HD video mode is of below average quality
  • Photos are soft, with lots of detail smudging and highlight clipping; for best results you must use EXR modes, which lower resolution and limit control of settings, Edges of frame can be blurry; strong purple fringing at times; camera tends to overexpose
  • Poor video quality, Shutter lag at startup and after zooming, Photos exhibit belowaverage sharpness, Autofocus searches during video and zooming, Disappointing lowlight performance
  • It doesn't give you many manual controls