Editors Liked

  • Backside illuminated sensor performs well, Reasonably light, Nice ridge and rubber for grip on the front, Manually released pop-up flash, 18x lens ranges from 25-450mm, Sensor-shift image stabilization (for stills), Full HD movie mode
  • Fast shooting performance; wide and long lens in a pocketable body; useful and fun shooting modes
  • Excellent image quality. Impressive light performance
  • Overall good image quality, Low shutterlag
  • Very good macro capabilities, Large array of useful and creative scene modes, Incamera editing features improve lowlight shots, Extremely easy to use, Excellent performance for the price

Editors Didn't Like

  • No GPS, Lacks manual exposure control, Effects filters are a bit tired, No stabilisation for movies
  • Noticeable chromatic aberration and flare in some shots, Connector / charging port on the bottom requires that you lay camera flat on a table, Movie button difficult to press
  • Lack of manual controls and RAW, slow start up
  • Images not super sharp at full zoom, Few manual adjustments (forget aperture, shutter speed)
  • Photo and video quality soft at high ISOs and in low-light conditions; lacks auto picture rotation
  • Antiquated UI
  • Average HD Video
  • No RAW shooting mode, No manual controls
  • Slightly slow telephoto focusing, Some purple fringing, some vignetting