Amazing zoom, rarely found on many other cameras of this price. Possibility for extra features (filters, zoom lenses, 2x and 0.45x wide, flash shoe, tripod). Image stabilization, absolutely needed for 12 x zoom w/o tripod. Choice in movie quality, and
For its price, it only has 4 megapixels. Like other cameras, exposure is troubling in low light, as it processes and has an open shutter for longer.