Editors Liked

  • Above average image quality, Very good zoom range, Good Image Stabilization, Sharp screen with good visibility, USB charging
  • Slim and stylish with large detailed screen, Dedicated video shooting button, HDMI output, Stereo audio mics, Can recharge from computer over USB
  • Compact Size, Attractive finish and good build quality, Plenty of functions to assist picture taking, Bright three inch screen, Vibration reduction, Effective metering system
  • Excellent macro mode, Slim and lightweight, Good backlight and underexposure correction, Very sharp LCD screen, Extremely easy to use
  • Easy to use, Compact, First rate optics, Excellent image quality, Very good feature set
  • Great LCD; stereo mic; 10x zoom in an attractive compact body
  • Slim body, 10x optical zoom, easy to use, Large viewfinder
  • Slim and sleek design; high-resolution LCD; speedy performance; effective image stabilizer
  • Impressive zoom range, decent image quality on occasion

Editors Didn't Like

  • Image sharpness and details could be better, Some purple fringing, No optical zoom during video recording
  • Slightly soft lens at both wide-angle and telephoto, Left side of our sample was soft at middle focal lengths, 14-megapixel sensor does not deliver the same detail as a 12-megapixel design, Heavy anti-noise processing softens detail even at low ISOs, H
  • Poor image quality compared to rivals, Poor battery life, No video optical zoom, Lacks manual exposure control
  • Controls may be too fiddly for some, Aggressive noise reduction reduces detail, Aggressive sharpening can cause artefacts
  • No manual shutter or aperture settings, No hand grip, Flimsy doors and compartment covers, Video mode allows only digital zoom
  • No manual exposure capability may disappoint advanced users, No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, A bit pricey
  • Poor low-light photo quality; no optical zoom while recording movies; mixed shooting performance; no semimanual, manual modes
  • No manual mode, No zoom in video recording
  • Pokey less than 1 fps shooting, Prefer wider-angle (26mm not 30mm), No manual adjustments other than white balance, ISO, Poor video quality
  • Not as many features as its competitors; picture quality can be better
  • Images tend to be soft, some fringing, no manual functions