Editors Liked

  • Looks, Battery life, Scroll wheel, Multiple shot modes, Performance
  • Good low light performance, Snappy performance, Good overall image quality, Stylish compact design, Good battery life
  • Brighter than average lens (at wide angle), Sensible resolution delivers better low-light results, 720p HD movies and slow motion video at 240fps, Great auto along with Aperture and Shutter Priority, Fast continuous shooting at full resolution
  • Apertureand shutterpriority modes, f2.0 lens creates shallow depthoffield effects, Compact size with highend performance, Very good lowlight images, Excellent image quality in most situations
  • Good image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Pleasant image color, Reasonable levels of detail (it drops at the long end of the zoom or high ISO), Straightforward control system, Handy zoom range with a fairly fast lens, Fast continuous shootin
  • Nice 3.8x lens with maximum aperture of f/2 for shooting in low light, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, Generally sharp images with low corner softness, Image Stabilizer helps keep images sharp, Beautiful, compact design with ergonomic bevelled edg
  • Excellent image quality for a compact, Good dynamic range, Bright f/2 aperture, Great noise performance for a compact, Creative aperture and shutter priority modes, Fantastic build quality
  • Thanks to its f/2.0 lens
  • Takes excellent photos, stylish body, manual functions
  • Very good low-light photo quality; nice lens; fast continuous shooting
  • Good image quality. Solid controls. High-quality f/2 lens excels in low-light shooting situations. Aperture and Shutter priority shooting modes. SDXC card support
  • Stylish design; F2.0 lens and BSI sensor great for low-light shots; impressive high ISO performance; interesting high-speed movie mode

Editors Didn't Like

  • Noisy, No optical viewfinder, Price, Slow AF
  • A bit overpriced, Slightly soft images, Inconsistent exposure in Auto mode
  • Compelling rivals at similar price, Best quality 4:3 mode looks small on wide display, Minimal labelling on rear controls, Some focus-drifting in videos under low light
  • No full manual exposure controls, No dedicated mode dial, Disappointing lowlight video, Accessing settings takes a few button presses, Autofocus searches in video mode
  • Images don't always stand up to very close scrutiny, Limited control over flash (so you can't prevent the occasional over-exposure), Function menu not as quick to use as previous generations of SD/IXUS
  • F/2.0 aperture only available at 28mm wide setting, Awkward Function menu interface makes quick changes in settings difficult, 8.4 fps burst mode reduces image size to 2.5MP, Super Slow Motion movie function reduces video clips to 320x240 pixels, No RA
  • Slow menu-driven interface; high-speed burst mode decreases image size to 2.5 megapixels
  • Very high price
  • Most shooting modes buried in the menu system; fewer shooting options compared with similar competing models
  • Strong color fringing. Small, low-resolution LCD
  • Inconsistent focusing