Summary: The camera seems well built and functions well. It offers a lot of nice features and is priced well. Overall this is a decent camera unless you intend to shoot in low light at high ISO's. Any setting much higher than ISO 100 produces a significant amount of noise in the image. I like the 3" LCD and the focus speed. For a couple of hundred more bucks you can find much better cameras.
Adequate for its price. but pic quality not as good
3 December 2013
Summary: Bought this camera new here are my verdict. I am using this as a backup to my DSLR which I uses the CAnon 60d and 40d. Pros: Price, size, shoots RAW, good video, desent pic quality and Video. Cons: pic not up to even my Canon 40D but again it is not a DSLR. pic quality is not as good even when I shoot in RAW., focusing is slow, small buffer and transfer pic after a shot to card is slow. Again I was shooting RAW and not JPG . the LCD screen does not do full movement ...
Summary: So far so good. I am purely a green box shooter who bought this to take some pictures for clients for web use. I would have to say that the image quality has been great, even in low light. Zoom is fantastic and relatively steady. Will have to circle back to this one when I learn to really use the features. Love the horizon feature.
Summary: I am not a camera savvy person, but I have had several in my lifetime. This one does everything! Someone wrote in their review that the zoom is rough and "notchy". I would not say that at all, mine is very smooth. The pictures turn out beautifully. I like it for many reasons, but one is that it can be fully automatic, or it will allow you to take pictures manually and make any adjustment you want.
Summary: This camera is one of the best purchases I've made, it's just what I was looking for. It has a variety of configurable options, iso, fstop, exposure time, to name a few. But at the same time the preconfigured settings do not disappoint at all. The quality of the photos is very very good, color photographs of exteriors are crisp, vivid and rich. The fact that the focus and zoom are manual gives you that feeling of being using a professional camera.