Pros: good image quality in decent lighting excellent zoom and good image stabilization nice display , good quality video record and sound nice scene modes and easy handling although focusing is a little bit slow but focus quality is just like a DSLR
Cons: image quality partially decreases in low light without flash slow zoom while video recording slightly slow shutter speed
Summary: Took stills and motion pictures at my grandson's 3rd birthday right after opening the box and was impressed with the results. The camera is relatively small and light considering it has a 26X zoom. I wish it had an electronic viewfinder in addition to the LCD. I can hold a camera steadier when it's against my face vs held away from my body. The camera does have built in shake control, which helps though. I strongly recommend this camera.
Best camera you're going to get in this price range
Chicks With Sticks, Amazon
13 June 2012
Summary: This is a fantastic camera for the money if you take a lot of stills. If you take a lot of actions shots, like kids in sports, etc.....don't get it. It's focus time and shutter speed are just too slow for action. Some of the other reviews saying all the pictures turned out blurry make me suspect they did not download the CD that came with it titled "Reference Manual".