Editors Liked

  • Small, well-built body, 18x zoom starts wide and goes to 504mm, Very close macro focusing, HD video capture, Optical zoom supported for videos (but zoom motor is quite loud), Uses AA batteries, Very good battery life, Large zoom lever easy to use, Zoom
  • Looks like a DSLR, 18x super zoom, Electronic viewfinder
  • Good build and dSLRlike design, Good colors outdoors, 18x optical zoom, Affordable price

Editors Didn't Like

  • Very soft corners at wide-angle, Bright chromatic aberration at telephoto, Only two apertures to choose from, Little room on the back panel for your thumb, F-mode menu is easy to forget, No manual focus mode, No dedicated movie button, Noticeable barre
  • Complicated UI, Average colour reproduction, Slow processing and response time
  • Color noise at all ISO levels, Poor low light performance, Average HD video with mono sound, Unuseable image beyond ISO400 due to noise