Editors Liked

  • Good image quality even in dark conditions, complete manual control, supports RAW image format, large swivel LCD screen, easy to use with dedicated dials, good Macro, 720p HD video with stereo sound capture, rugged build, HDR bracketing
  • Very good image quality for a compact camera, Optical viewfinder, Manual controls, Articulating LCD
  • Tanklike build feels like it can take a pounding. Tons of external controls on the camera body will bring out the pro in you. Locking down the resolution at 10 MP means it’s a better performer in low light. Very good 720p HD capture with stereo soun
  • Optical viewfinder; articulated LCD; built-in neutral-density filter; very good photo quality for its class
  • Looks, Records images in both JGEG and RAW, Allows full manual control, Easy to use with a bunch of ready options to shoot
  • Excellent image quality, Very good feature set, Excellent handling and plenty of manual controls, RAW capture, Very good 720p HD video
  • Good picture quality, intuitive control system; solid build quality; effective optical image stabilizer
  • Looks and handles really well, yet compact enough to fit in most pockets, Full of features, including a real HDR setting, Low distortion 5 times zoom lens produces sharp images in most situations, Control wheels rather than menus control most things you n
  • Excellent image quality, well made, superb lens, excellent feature set, good ergonomics and handling, JPEG and RAW capture, multi-angle LCD
  • Articulated LCD screen helps compose from unusual angles, High build quality, Good grip, Dials for ISO and EV, New Front dial very handy, Excellent optics with a 28mm start to the 5x optical zoom, Excellent Optical Image Stabilization, New hybrid IS sy
  • Timeless design, HD video addition, New control wheel on the camera's front
  • Robust manual controls with improved dials, Capable automatic controls, Versatile 5x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video, Articulating LCD display, Optical viewfinder, RAW format support
  • Very good photo quality, with about a full stop advantage over typical compact cameras at high sensitivities, Nice 5X zoom lens with 28 140 mm range, New and improved "hybrid" optical image stabilization, Well built, rangefinderstyle body, Flipout, rotati
  • Very good picture quality, Low noise even in very low light, Tweaks galore, HDR a great option for still subjects
  • Good image quality, useable results achievable up to ISO 3200 (if shooting Raw), Accurate metering and focus, Good JPEG resolution (though stick to Raw for best results), Fast and responsive in use, Excellent build quality, Good ergonomics (extra control
  • Superior image and video quality, Optical viewfinder, Easy to use, Superb blend of automated and manual controls, Adjustable, swiveling LCD screen, Fun-to-use creative scene modes

Editors Didn't Like

  • Tiny field of view in optical viewfinder, no optical zoom during video capture, 4GB limit for video capture, no dedicated video capture button, a bit heavy, expensive
  • Pricey, Bulky, Small sensor for such a big camera
  • Even lowerpriced competing models offer higherresolution 1080p HD video capture. Only digital zooming during video capture degrades quality. Imaging sensor is still tiny, though other advanced compacts have gone big. Antiquated menu system
  • Shot-to-shot performance still a little sluggish; some annoying controls
  • Expensive, Slow response at times
  • Slightly bulky, Noise noticeable at ISO800, Expensive
  • HDR function requires tripod; upgrades from G11 not significant
  • Price, high ISO noise problems, sluggish focusing, size
  • Awkward size: heavy and bulky, Controls are stiff and rough, Small Shutter button and Zoom ring, Mediocre cycle times, Poor optical viewfinder coverage, High barrel distortion at wide-angle, Moderately high chromatic aberration at wide-angle (when wide
  • Could maybe of done with a few more upgrades
  • No optical zoom while recording video, No microphone jack
  • Slow continuous shooting at full resolution, Can't optically zoom while filming, Lumix LX5 and PowerShot S95 compelling alternatives, No longer smaller than a camera with a DSLR sensor
  • Controls can be intimidating at first; small and cluttered buttons, especially zoom and fourway controllers and shutter release button, Lens can be seen through optical viewfinder when at wideangle position, Some redeye, though removal tool in playback mo
  • Poor optical finder (but no worse than G11/Nikon P7000), No direct video recording button, 24fps maximum frame rate in 720p movie mode (although many people prefer this to 30fps+), Rear control dial can be hard to manipulate precisely, Video function lack
  • Maximum aperture of F2.8, A bit bulky