Editors Liked

  • EXR modes for dynamic range and low noise, 14.3X optical zoom with manual focus ring
  • Excellent picture quality; RAW image capture; effective noise reduction control
  • Image quality, EXR system and build quality, zoom range
  • Lovely sharp images, Long zoom, EXR sensor, Film simulations, New pro-focus mode works well with telephoto lens
  • Very good image quality, Good shutter performance, Best in class ISO performance, RAW capability

Editors Didn't Like

  • EXR modes reduce image resolution by half, Disappointing, standarddefinition video, Lag between sequential shots
  • Lens not as wide as S100FS'; no HD video option; no tilting LCD; size of camera not suitable for everyone
  • Manual focus ring, lack of wide angle on lens, EVF
  • I'd prefer an articulating screen, Missing FinePix button can lead to confusion, Jagged wheels are too small
  • Cost, Video trails competition, 30.5 to 436mm lens range exceeded greatly by some competitors