Editors Liked

  • Improved all-around operational speed
  • Very good image quality with very good corner sharpness
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Handy Quick Dial is much quicker to use than previous model
  • Generous 7.1x zoom range for its class
  • Slightly improved ergonomics
  • Excellent image quality and deep imaging controls
  • Superb low light video
  • Full manual controls and RAW shooting
  • Tilting high resolution LCD and optical viewfinder
  • Long optical zoom range for its class
  • Lots of physical controls
  • Tilting LCD
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Raw shooting support
  • Hot shoe
  • Large variangle LCD screen
  • Improved Raw capture speeds
  • Great image quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Chunky camera design could use slimmer ergonomics
  • Camera still looks too much like the Canon G12
  • No full 1080p HD video available in movie mode
  • While the camera is faster to use overall and an improvement over its predecessor
  • Complex controls and features can be intimidating
  • Maximum video resolution of 720p
  • Slow shot to shot times
  • Bulky
  • Expensive
  • HD video limited to 720p24
  • Some performance and control quirks
  • High pricetag