Excerpt: Fantastic camera, great images. As an instructor for digital photography I buy (and then resell) 4 or 5 cameras a year. This camera along with my Canon S90 and Nikon D90 are the best cameras I have owned in many years.
Summary: This camera may be fine for people who want to say "i own a digital camera and here it is in the lounge". In in my case I made the mistake of taking it outside the and leaving it in the pocket of my cagoule when there was a short rain shower.
Summary: I bought this camera mainly because of the promise of high definition video capabilities, great zoom and the excellent battery life. However, on it's first outing at a friend's wedding, the pictures were lacklustre, especially the indoor shots.
Summary: 3 or 4 years ago bought a Casio Exilim Z500, after 14 months it went wrong (over exposed pics with fine lines). I took it back to Jessops and they said can't help, you will have to buy a new one. I did, a Z600. 18 months later it went wrong! Same fault.