Editors Liked

  • Very long 35x lens is also wide
  • Very good image quality
  • Attractive camera design is also compact
  • Stereo microphones
  • Built-in hot shoe
  • Articulating LCD
  • Good grip, front and back
  • Excellent controls
  • Playback button powers camera on and off
  • Very good photo quality, with low noise through ISO 800
  • Incredible 35X, 24 840 mm zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Camera will select the proper IS mode for you

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lacks dedicated subdial for aperture
  • Rear scroll wheel a little too sensitive
  • Relatively low-res LCD
  • EVF is small
  • Macro seems insufficient
  • No lens hood included
  • A little bit tiresome to hold after awhile
  • No in-camera sweep Panorama
  • Strong highlight clipping at times