Written on: 14/11/2008 by Quackeroats
Excellent image quality, great colour redention, rocker zoom function, internal zoom mechanism, uses AA batteries, very good battery life, good looking, ergonomics, excellent build quality, sturdy grip, good control over noise, top notch video capabilities, full optical zoom during videos, great LCD display, full manual controls.
Auto mode tends to use high ISO, no real image stabilization, occasional very high purple fringing, camera tends to over-expose images slightly resulting burnout in highlight areas, un-common lens 46mm (very difficult to find compatible accessories like lens hood, filters, adapter rings, etc.), bundled software is just for no practical use.
This is a mid size Super Zoom shooter with all features and controls which are preferred by professionals and enthusiasts alike. Good image quality combined with ease of operation and good looks would certainly make many heads turn towards it. Exceptionally good looking videos with full optical zoom function, earns strong recommendations from people who also prefer videography.
The camera offers plethora of features and controls, which similar cameras from other brand (and priced much higher) fail to offer. The low price tag is just like icing on the cake. All this combined with exceptionally good performance makes this camera a real steal.