Basically, if you're considering this expecting digital SLR photo quality for this price with its lens and features, you're going to be disappointed. If you understand that this is essentially a point-and-shoot camera with a lot of control and a long lens, you'll probably be quite happy with what the camera can produce under the right conditions.
My main issue with the results is that there is a lot of visible artifacts when photos were viewed at larger sizes, and subjects look soft. The higher the ISO used, the worse it gets. Unfortunately, using the 30x zoom regularly requires the higher ISO sensitivities and the camera tends to jump right to them when in auto. Again, the best thing to do is take away some of the camera's control.
June 8, 2012 4:35 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman
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