Summary: I was very disappointed with this camera. I bought it because the guy in the shop told me that for the price they were asking was the best option around with a quality only comparable with much more expensive cameras. The truth? This is the worst camera I have ever owned and the quality is really not good as a lot of the photos are out of focus.
Summary: OK, I was disappointed with this S9050 when I first tried it. It wouldn't focus completely. I know I need reading glasses, but I don't need some little device making it worse than it is. So I kept on using my Panasonic zs19. But I kept trying to take comparison shots with the two cameras. The Panasonic beat out the Nikon. But I didn't know to change the focus setting.
Summary: I love this camera. I use it all the time. Learn how to use your camera. Read at least the basics! Know how the picture taking button works! Learn how to let the camera focus. Also learn when to use the flash.
Excerpt: This is a pretty nice point and shoot. has a ton of features. Picture quality is good and can take video @ 1080 & 720p. The Zoom is pretty Good. The camera itself is portable, But a little bulky, But that's just because of the 15.5 Optical Zoom. The VR on the camera works pretty good while taking pictures, But when the Zoom is fully extended in video mode it can be a little jerky.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact