Editors Liked

  • Sharp images
  • Good high ISO performance
  • GPS
  • Long zoom range
  • Shoots stills while recording video
  • Design
  • Usability
  • Good photo quality for target audience
  • Packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact body
  • Optical image stabilization, with 3way "active mode" for movies
  • Super-sharp 3 inch LCD display
  • Very snappy performance, especially autofocus
  • Good set of manual controls

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • Exposure issues
  • Lack of Raw capture
  • Lots of detail smudging, even at ISO 100
  • Tends to underexpose
  • Highlight clipping can be an issue at times
  • Only two apertures to choose from at any one time