Excerpt: Great little camera it"s maybe slightly a little to small Problems: I found that out in the sun the absence of a nonreflective screen made it almost impossible to see into and therefore outside use very difficult ,I took it back .
Summary: The build quality of the camera is fairly good but not up to the standards of e.g. Lumix or Cybershot cameras. The lens is extremely sharp easily outclassing Lumix and Cybershot compacts but this may be more due to very sophisticated software rather than the lens quality itself. I tested this camera in performance against a Lumix FX60 and found it to outperform the Lumix except in start up times and focus times. Pictures were more accurate in detail and colour rendition.
Pros: Exceptional distance capabilities and good detail and colour rendition
Cons: Could improve the build quality up to Lumix standards
Excerpt: I bought this camera to capture my newborn babies every moments. I wish i'd chosen a different one. To be fair to the camera it takes ok pictures, not too bad but not fantastic. but the video recording is not great at all. maybe I've just not figured it out properly but the camera will film 7 seconds and then stop recording, not good when youre trying to capture first steps or a school play.
Summary: I really liked this camera but I had to send the first one back because the screen appear to crack internally producing dark dots. I take care of fragile items such as this and was disappointed it had broken the second time. I guess its a manufacturer fault. but the pictures download fine.
Summary: When you first use this camera, i agree all of the posative reviews a valid. However & unfortunatly i & two of my friends bought this camera at the same time for the start of the summer 2012. To much of a coincidence that all three cameras now have serious faults that prevent the camera from working for a variety of reasons & all tree have failed in only 18 months of ownership which of couse is 6 months after the guarantee expired.
Summary: I bought this little compact camera just over 12 months ago, as an amateur wanting to take the regular holidays snaps etc I was thrilled with this camera and in particular the quality of the pictures, ease of use and battery life, however within 6 months of using this camera, a large black splodge appeared on the viewing screen, despite this the camera still worked (for a short while anyway) until one day the camera ceased to function altogether.