"Best point and shoot for architectural records."5.0 starson by chad-email.com
Pros: Fast start-up time
Excellent photo quality
Pin point zoomed in focus review
Excellent build quality
Cons: Paint on the red version scratches easily
Summary: My only issue with this camera is that the body paint on my red version has scratched in several places. If you want a compact camera that takes EXCELLENT photos in any situation then this is it. You can pay more for the 500HS, but it's not worth it, this is a better camera. I use it on construction sites to take photos to record architectural details. Taking accurate photos of the as-built conditions and making an accurate legal record of those conditions is critical in my line of work. I used to use a DSLR, but those are a pain to haul around sites and can't always fit into the spots where we need to take photos. This camera is excellent in low light, zooming in on details as well as taking wide full shots. It is so good, that we've purchased 6 more for our site supervisors and building techs in the field, they all love it and are glad to give up their DSLR's. Every few years a camera just comes together the right way, this is one of them. I believe that this camera will become the standard in the industry to beat.