Editors Liked

  • Feature-filled compact megazoom with very good photo and video quality
  • Fast shooting performance
  • AVCHD Full HD recording at 24Mbps
  • Lens with good telephoto capability for a compact
  • Ability to zoom in Movie mode
  • 3D still photo and panoramic capture
  • Manual control over shutter and aperture
  • GPS provides useful information
  • Excellent low noise up to ISO1600
  • Images look great on the high quality screen

Editors Didn't Like

  • Interface can be sluggish
  • There are a couple of minor design issues
  • Superior Auto slow things down and doesn't always produce better results
  • Soft corners at wide angle
  • Noticeable chromatic aberration at telephoto
  • GPS can be slow to sync
  • Heavy noise suppression gives images a watercolor look
  • No control over NR
  • Some purple fringing in extreme conditions