Summary: Works extremely well. DOF you will never ever get on a large sensor. Only difference from wide open to F8 is DOF - sharp wide open. I shot bees from about 6 feet at 600mm equivalent. I get a 300mm to 600mm range without vignetting. The lenses did collide so only a 4 rating.
Excerpt: ***French man writing in english, sorry for mistakes*** I have been offered this camera 3 years ago. In fact i had chosen it myself and advised the buyer ;-) I instantly loved the x10 zoom and IS.
Excerpt: This was my first digital camera, and I came to it from a string of Canon SLRs. I admire the heft of this little camera, and the picture quality is quite superb. As a non- video shooter by inclination and practise, I do find the video feature very nice indeed, and easy to use.
Excerpt: Until problem described below I was quite happy with my camera. I saw not reason to upgrade. Great images and the zoom worked, especially for portraits in candid situations. Problems: Two years to the week, in the middel of a shoot I could no longer get an image in shooting mode on the LCD or...
Excerpt: I've owned the S1 for about a year and a half now, and for the most part, I'm happy. 3.2 MP is enough to get pretty good 8x10 prints. I'd love to get the S3. Problems: The only bad things I have to say about this camera is: * Poor low-light performer (no low-light assist) * Battery life is pretty...
Excerpt: The camera takes very good pictures despite the limited resolution and can easily be used to make good prints up to 8 x10. The range on the Zoom is awesome and the handling is pretty good. It is also very easy to use. Problems: The battery life on the S1 IS is horrible.
Excerpt: Good service, bad service..... A perfect camera. Till some weeks ago. The CCD suddenly mailfunctions for no reason at all. Nothing happened with the camera, no shocks, no moisture. I switched it on and from that moment on only "ghosts" appear on the display.