Editors Liked

  • Solid design, Whopping 26x zoom, Flexible LCD screen, Excellent burst mode
  • Good color reproduction and image quality, good 1080p video recording, superb LCD display, 26x optical zoom, rugged build, ergonomics, hybrid image stabilization, auto bracketing
  • Good 26x zoom lens with sensor-shift Vibration Reduction (VR), 26-678mm eq. lens is wide with excellent telephoto reach, Well-balanced feel, comfortable grip, Very simple control layout, Sharp vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen rated 460K dots, 0.24" EV
  • Umer compact cameraSENSOR: 10.3-megapixelsVIEWFINDER: 3in vari-angle TFT LCDLENS: 4.6-120mm, f/2.8- f/5.0 (35mm equivalent); 26x zoomISO RANGE:160 - 3200EXPOSURE MODES: Program, Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene modesVIDEO MODES:
  • Good image quality, Very good shutter lag and AF acquisition times, Good high ISO noise performance, Versatile, user controllable stabilization options
  • Lightweight and small, Decent build quality, Amazing zoom ratio, HD video capture, High speed settings
  • Solid design; overflowing with photo, movie features; very fast shooting performance for its class

Editors Didn't Like

  • No shortcut menu, No Vibration Reduction for movies, Very modest 10cm macro, Poor battery life
  • Mixed image quality, Clunky incamera battery charging, Pricey
  • Disappointing distortion and sharpness scores, No RAW shooting, Allplastic build and popup flash feel flimsy, Bad video performance in low light
  • Noise at ISO400 and higher, image quality could have been better, lowest ISO 160, no automatic panorama stitch mode
  • Build quality, slow start up time, poor image quality, poor LCD screen viewing angle
  • Zooming and autofocus problems in movie mode. Continuous shooting limitations. Weak HDR mode
  • Somewhat soft images, High chromatic aberration at telephoto, High geometric distortion at both wide-angle and telephoto, but the Distortion Control feature eliminates most of it, No RAW option, Mediocre battery life, Menus need updating, Loss of detai
  • Electronic Viewfinder could be better; cumbersome lens cap
  • Battery charges in camera unless you purchase a separate charger, Short delay going to video recording
  • Dynamic-range problems – easily blown highlights, Lens performance issues, Pictures display an overly digital, plastic feel, Short battery life
  • Photo, video quality is weakest part of the package