Summary: I bought this camera 2 years ago for a back-up. My usual camera is a Canon 5D Mark III. I have found it to be reliable and takes great photos. The HD videos are exceptional. The shutter delay is noticieable but that's just the image stabilization kicking in. You get used to it. It fits easily in a pocket or purse so I always have a camera with me. The pre-set menus are spot-on and I've had none of the mechanical problems mentioned in the other reviews.
Pros: great hd videos and compact size
Cons: the shutter delay takes a little getting used to
Summary: Takes great pictures and videos but the microphone is too sensitive. You can hear the motor in the lens if you are zooming in and out when taking videos. Also the audio is a little distorted if the sound is too loud when taking videos. I wish that there was an adjustment on the camera for adjusting the sound volume, so it would not sound scratchy.