"Impressive camera for the Price."4.5 starson by Randyincv
Pros: Sweep Panorama is astounding. The 20x Zoom is just right. I have no issues with the image quality, I've done an 11 x 20 print and it turned out well. (I work for HP, so I know a LOT about printing photos) The 10FPS works well.
Cons: The abscence of Nightshot/nightframe and RAW was disappointing. I also with a Lenshood/filter adapter is available but going from 28-560MM on the zoom would require about a 120MM Filter to be able to get the whole range, regrettable. Zoom seems slow.
Summary: While I have listed a few bad points, I do NOT dislike this camera. I bought it for what it does, it's size and it's powerful features. I use High end Canon DSLRs and almost need a pack animal to haul my 6 lenses around. This camera is SMALL, lightweight and I don't have to constantly worry about the security of $20K worth of Cameras and lenses. I travel often and having a "convenient" camera is very helpful. I bought it to fill the "Gap" I did a "sweep Panorama" shot inside of a covered bridge here in Oregon. I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email from the senior editor from Webshots writing me to tell me how cool the shot was and how impressive the camera performed. I figure when they have about 600 Million Photos on Webshots and I get an email about a single photo, I'm on to something good. I photographed our daughter's college Graduation from Oregon State, I was able to zoom in on her from ACROSS the football field and get shots, handheld, that were so clear you could see the freckles on her face. I was stunned. Don't expect this camera to perform like a Top End Canon or Nikon, because it won't. But it you want small size, powerful features and superior image quality I think that this camera is as good as it currently can get. I'm old and jaded and not easily impressed, but this camera impresses me!