Editors Liked

  • Articulating LCD is liked by most, Good build quality, Wide-angle 20x optically stabilized lens, 720p HD movies, Dedicated Movie button, Programmable Shortcut button, Stereo microphones, Custom setting on mode dial, Generally good exposure accuracy, Ac
  • Solid battery life; articulating LCD; comfortable shooting design; can zoom during movie capture; ; hot shoe; exceptionally close macro focus
  • Great lens, 720p HD video
  • Massive 20x range with 28mm wide angle, Fully articulated 2.5in screen, 720p HD video with decent sound, Flash hotshoe and HDMI port
  • Good image and color quality, Good HD video quality, Good shutter lag and AF acquisition times, Good range of userestablished settings for manual shooting modes

Editors Didn't Like

  • Higher than average barrel distortion at wide-angle, Lots of chromatic aberration at both wide-angle and tele, but not unusual for a megazoom, Some soft corners, lens flare, Images look somewhat soft onscreen, Higher ISOs lose a lot of detail to noise
  • Slow burst mode (almost a second between shots)
  • Slower than its predecessor overall; no raw support; images soft and noisy as low as ISO 80
  • Poor low light performance
  • Fringing around high contrast subjects, No RAW recording, Slow continuous shooting – just 1fps, Handy sound recorder of SX10 has gone
  • Zoom is too jumpy, Zoom lever too small, Screen pops out toward the left, Some chromatic aberration and lens distortion
  • Lens is slower than competition at telephoto, Monitor smaller than competition, Provided user's manual useless for anything beyond full auto shooting