Pros User friendly for operation
Video is simply superb
Combo offer (Photo+video)
Cons Lens cap
Power of Flash
Summary Those who are verymuch interested in Photography & not able to purchase DSLR can choose this camara, all option are available, also brand image, Bonus is HD video.
Pros Image stabilization is a major improvement over my Nikon Coolpix 8800. Much more compact than my Nikon. It fits in my bag in place of my Olympus 5050. The incredible image stabilization makes the F / 1.8 lens of the old Olympus 5050 not as important.
Cons The zoom is actually only 16x in terms of magnification. The 20x is relative to the macro zoom (28-560mm 35mm-equiv; 560 is 16x of 35, 20x of 28). Most cameras advertise zoom this way, however.
Summary I think this is the perfect ultra-zoom compact bridge-camera. And the image stabilization is great, a great improvement over my CoolPix 8800's VR (vibration reduction)
Pros Excellent zoom, 12 megapxl still leaves a great pic after cropping. Batterylife with the new lithium 8x is fantastic! Actually filled my 8GB card with one set of those batteries. Video works great-and the zoom works while using video.
Cons 2 things- one, auto focus can be frustrating on auto setting, just remember to use the motion setting, and on video there is a bit of noise while moving the zoom in and out.
Summary This is the best camera I have found without the need to change lens. I didn't want to haul around a bunch of expensive extra's to take good pictures and video. I will put my pics up against any other 1k cameras. I think I paid 429.00 for it, 1/10/10. Now I have seen them for 359. For the money you will not be disappointed.
"Very good camera."on by geekiest
Pros 20X optical zoom
Picture quality under different light conditions
Professional camera look
Stable image under any slight shaking conditions
Cons 1. Weight only
Summary All of pros above a reason to like the camera very much
Pros Excellent Battery life, user friendly software,and a solid feel. i took about 500 pictures and several video with the batteries that came with the camera and the batteries were still good when I returned the camera to the store.
Cons The image quality was disappointing as was not as good as my Canon SD 600 image quality. The images came out soft and not sharp not matter what I did.
Summary This camera is good for someone who has never had a digital camera and whose expectations are not high. I so wanted to keep this camera because of the 20X zoom and other features but in the end could not justify paying what I did and getting what I got.