"Not perfect, but much much better than CNET review."4.0 starson by azep
Pros: Compact size & 10x zoom. I like the ergonomics.
Cons: Some noise in dimmer light.
Summary: If you know what you're getting this for & can live with its limitations, it's a great little camera. I can understand why the CNET reviewer (on the video) didn't like the ergonomics; he was holding it horribly, horribly wrong, or maybe his hands were just too large for the camera (he's pretty ham fisted). Index on top, thumb on bottom is just not the way to hold it. With the lens extended I rest the extension comfortably on my middle finger, & the camera then sits in my palm, with #s 4 & 5 cradling the front & bottom, thumb just beneath the zoom on the back & my index poised above the camera for snapping. There's sometimes a bit of a jerk when I press the shutter using it one-handed (like with all small cameras), & like all small cameras it's more stable when the other hand is involved; if I need a really steady shot & am not shooting burst mode I lightly support the lcd screen with my free hand. You've also gotta know what you want this camera for. I like the 10x zoom & the kinds of shots you can get with it (people living their lives without having a camera shoved in their faces) but don't always want to lug around a large camera (I've also got a Panasonic FX50 with 12x). I don't care much about the video (I see that as a fringe bonus, not a necessity). It's only fair indoors or without good light, but that's not the kind of photography I'm into.