Editors Liked

  • Superior battery life; very fast and quiet wide-angle zoom lens; durable frame
  • Nice mix of value, stylish looks, and desireable features, Image quality is outstanding, both indoors and outdoors, Response times are excellent, Macro mode works very well very sharp text photos with no flash washout, Intelligent Auto button makes FP8 a
  • Quick start-up, autofocus and low shutter lag, Excellent image quality in proper lighting, attractive design
  • Very good AF performance, Very good shutter lag, Good image quality, largely defect free, Good flash recycle times

Editors Didn't Like

  • Overexposed pictures under bright sunlight, Over-saturated colors, Visible amount of noise at low ISO, Video recording sucks, Grain sized buttons
  • No lens cover; lens placement is awkward for two-handed shots
  • Button structure can be a little confusing at first, LCD could be a little larger, LCD blurs as you move the camera, can make it tough to follow moving subjects, Price could be a little lower
  • No lens cover, Initially unintuitive rear controls, Noise at high ISOs hampers indoor shooting
  • ISO noise performance below average at 400 and up, Minimal flash range at low ISO