Editors Liked

  • Long 42x zoom lens
  • Sharp images
  • Snappy performance
  • 1080p video capture
  • Integrated GPS
  • Advanced specification
  • Good image quality
  • Extreme 42x (24-1000m equivalent) wide angle zoom
  • Very capable optical image stabilization system
  • Effective automatic CA/fringing correction
  • PASM shooting modes
  • Good image quality at low ISOs
  • Good performance
  • Continuous shooting up to 7fps

Editors Didn't Like

  • High-speed burst limited to 5 shots
  • No hot shoe
  • No mic input
  • Build quality not the best
  • Tiltable LCD screen could be better
  • Small
  • Pokey electronic viewfinder
  • EVF/LCD switch is manual, not automatic
  • Slow f/3.3-f/5.9 lens
  • Occasional focus hunting at telephoto settings
  • Noise levels increase noticeably at ISO 800 and above
  • No RAW option