Editors Liked

  • Versatile 21x optical zoom lens, 25mm wide angle
  • Alternate zoom toggle on side of lens barrel
  • Fast autofocus
  • Fast prefocused shutter lag
  • Low ISO images are good for prints up to 16x20 inches
  • Smile timer and Pet portrait work well for snapshots
  • AA batteries for power
  • Simple operation at a reasonable price
  • 720p video with optical zoom and stereo sound
  • Excellent macro performance
  • Built-in vibration reduction
  • Excellent 3inch screen, 921k pixels

Editors Didn't Like

  • Bright exposures tend to blow out highlights
  • Soft video
  • Electronic VR doesn't work well at long focal lengths
  • Autofocus isn't very reliable at full telephoto
  • Autofocus struggles when zooming in on subjects in video mode
  • Mediocre photo quality above ISO 200
  • Slow continuous shooting
  • Doesn't feature built in panoramic stitching