Editors Liked

  • Very good, accurate photos, Tweaks galore, Good zoom range, Top-notch LCD screen
  • Good lowlight shooting, Solid 7X lens, Optical viewfinder, Lots of simple control dials, Comfortable in the hand, Hot shoe and lens adapter support, Reasonably good 720p video, Horizon level
  • A nice set of shooting-focused features; optical viewfinder and built-in neutral density filter; very good photo quality for its class; comfortable, relatively streamlined shooting design
  • Very good image and video quality, Well built with ample controls, Fast JPEG shooting
  • Superior image quality with very sharp photos, Optical viewfinder, Excellent macro mode, Incamera editing and enhancement tools, 7.1X optical zoom (28mm to 200mm), Buttons provide fast access to manual settings
  • Generous zoom range for class, Optical image stabilization, Comfy, compact design that feels good in your hand, 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD, Optical viewfinder, Very fast autofocus lag, RAW support, 720p HD videos with stereo sound, Stereo mic jack, Optica
  • Excellent detail at low ISOs, Good performance for a compact at high ISOs, Useful zoom range, Good lens quality, Great build quality, Good control layout
  • Design, Image quality, Ample LCD screen
  • Solid build quality; longer zoom range than competing models; good picture quality; easy access to controls; plenty of features to satisfy advanced photographers

Editors Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive, Very slow response (1.3 fps), Sub-par movie performance
  • Occasionally difficult menu system, No swivelling LCD, Needed to do more to stand out, No builtin, wired commander mode, Dodgy camera strap
  • Relatively slow raw shooting
  • Lens freezes requiring restart, Sluggish camera responsiveness, Less than useful “Fn” button
  • Control complexity may intimidate casual users, Disappointing video quality, Maximum aperture of F2.8, A bit bulky
  • Unoriginal design; too closely resembles Canon's latest G-series cameras, Slow cycle times and burst rate, Extremely slow buffer clearing, Camera is unresponsive while writing to card, Unacceptable slow shot-to-shot times when shooting RAW, Slightly o
  • Autofocus can be hit and miss, Metering struggles in high contrast scenarios, Control dial on the rear can be fiddly, Issue with how live view displays images when using Dlighting
  • Incredibly sluggish Raw capture and processing, Slow AF
  • Slow RAW recording speed; use of proprietary RAW format