Editors Liked

  • Bright lens, fast autofocus, Better than average in low light, Overall good image quality, Reasonably bright flash, Good (though not great) 720p video, 5X zoom, Simple touchscreen UI; tap to shoot option
  • Very wide-angle 5x zoom lens with effective optical image stabilization (24-120mm), Quality 720p AVCHD Lite movie mode (as well as Motion JPEG modes), HDMI output, Fast-aperture (f/2.2) Leica-branded lens, Good Optical Image Stabilization system, iA (I
  • Fast autofocus speeds, Very good video quality in bright light, Very good image sharpness, Helpful touchtofocus controls, Effective motion deblur mode and stabilization
  • Fast F2.2 lens; simple but effective design; generally fast performance
  • This digital camera features a 24mm wideangle lens
  • The touchscreen capabilities make this camera easy to navigate

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still compactlike in the darkest scenes, Not as fast as it could be for action, Lowresolution LCD, No viewfinder, Price may be in hard to defend middle ground
  • Images are very noisy, even at lower ISO settings, Touch-screen GUI needs improvement, Tends to overexpose images, LCD should be more than 230K dots, No optical viewfinder, No aperture or shutter speed adjustments other than through scene modes, Needs
  • Overpowering flash affects color and exposure, Need to use a stylus for some touchscreen features, No manual controls, Touchscreenandbutton interface can be confusing, Playback controls are unnecessarily complicated
  • Average picture quality; small icons on screen hard to tap; slow burst shooting rate compared with rivals
  • Weighing more than 5 ounces, this camera is hefty
  • This digital camera is not the lightest available on the market