"A great camera for the money."4.5 starson by trenta200
Pros: Slim, Sleek, Wi-Fi Capabilities, Easy to use
Cons: Can't set a shutter speed, Will blur if there is too much movement, even in sport mode.
Summary: I bought this camera not too long ago after deciding not to spend the extra $200 on the new S7C (I paid $160 for it, which should be the norm when the S7C actually comes out). This camera is quite amazing for the retail price (~$290). It can easily fit into my pants or jacket pocket and looks amazing.
Many people say that there's a lot of blur on this camera, and the scene modes add to it. First off, this is in the "ultracompact" class, which means it sacafices some performance for a smaller size. Most cameras in this class will blur with excessive movement, unless you're willing to pay a significantly higher price. Also, if any one has ever read the manual, some of the modes are specifically meant to blur the background or foreground, as well as the entire picture. That's also a big plus for me, since I try to use blur to the best possible effect. If you use the sports mode, it will increase shutter speed, hence reducing blur, but to an extent. If there is a great amount of movement, it will probably blur any way.
My main concern is that you can't adjust the shutter speed, which is a major drawback for me. However, they try to compensate for this by providing many scene settings with various shutter speeds (like the "fireworks show" setting). Ths works well enough but doesn't give you as much freedom as manually adjusting the shutter speed.
Other than that, it's a great camera. Other than the Scene Selector, you really don't need the manual at all, since it's pretty straightforward. The scroll wheel is amazing and reduces the cluttered look that some other cameras have (a.k.a. the cyber-shot).The Wi-Fi can be very complicated or very easy to use depending on your familiarity with wireless networking. Reading that in the manual will pretty much clear up all the problems you might be having. This doesn't mean that the Wi-Fi is amazing howeer. It will only seve some basic functions, so using the cable will be much more comfortable. Also, if you dislike the dock, you can plug the camera directly into the power cord without problems.
Also, although I havn't tried it yet, I've heard that the Pictmotion software doesn't work with Macs, so if you're buying this camera soley for this feature, and only have a mac, you might have to start looking for an alternative, but I doubt any one like that exists.