"Awesome Non-SLR"4.5 starson by MTowshar
Pros: Authentic colors in photos, Virtually no shutter lag, High detail in RAW and highest JPEG format
Cons: No Image Stabilization
Summary: Though its not an SLR camera, this thing sure acts like one. During the first couple of days I had it, I sped through over 300 pictures to figure out its strengths and weaknesses.
The sensor in this camera is amazing. It captures highly detailed, true color images. If I'm not using RAW format, I keep my camera set to the highest JPEG setting. I notice no artifacting, nor any compression discrepancies. Detail is mind-blowing. This 5.1 mp camera provides me with pictures that seem like they could be 7.1 megepixels or even higher.
If you use pre-focus, shutter lag is non-existent. Even if you don’t use pre-focus and are in wide-angle, the shutter lag is very low. The only time you will experience high lag is when zoomed in with no pre-focus.
The only true weakness so far is the lack of image stabilization. However its only noticeable if you are in low-light conditions, zoomed in, and not using the flash. Seriously, that's it. If you choose not to use the flash in low light conditions, and choose not to use a tripod, just keep the zoom wide and it works perfectly. I took excellent pictures of my friends in motion, with a flash, fully zoomed in, and there wasn't a bit of blur.
Thought there’s buttons for everything, I find the camera easy to use. The menu is simple. If you have to rapidly changes settings, nothing is more than two steps deep. The manual is not overly detailed and even provides advice to taking great pictures.
I could go on and an, but bottom line: For a camera that doesn’t fit into your shirt-pocket, it is well worth any price you pay for it. If you want exceptional pictures but not at an SLR price, you can’t beat this camera.