Pros: Great look, comfortable to handle, smart controls, great features, amazing zoom range, promising macro mode, promising burst mode functions, much less weight and size than DSLR kit
Cons: You pay for this all-in-one zoom range and small factor with image quality - loss of shaprness and noise. Auto Focus is hit or miss and tends to hunt for a while. I have a lot of slightly out of focus pictures with this camera. Long shutter delay.
Pros: Looks like an SLR to impress your friends. Big viewscreen to look at the mediocre pictures you take. It is easy to download pictures.
Cons: Takes mediocre pictures. My old C-5000 took better pictures at half the mega pixels. Image quality decreases the more the zoom is extended. Image stabalization doesn't work well. Camera greatly affected by low light.
Pros: Good white balance and sharp picture under good light condition.
Cons: The shutter button response is very slow. The shutter button takes few seconds to turn on the shutter and the flash. Under room light condition, it is impossible to take any moving object prictures because the shutter response cannot catch up with the moving object. Under low light condition, the camera becomes trash. Can't take any filter without a lens adapter.
Summary: this camera had the best color i have seen most of the time the other part of the time it took too long for response time and was not a good pic, the zoom was like turning my 70-300 vr but not as responsive
Summary: Well let's talk about the good thing of this cam, this is a small cam when comparing it to SLR and it have a rigid body with a lot of good features you can take advantage of them when using it. The menu is SLR like and you will feel comfortable when you are changing the different settings and it has the best wide angle in this category.
Summary: I bought this camera as an alternative to the very expensive 500mm zoom lenses for my Canon XTi SLR, as I have a limited need for a zoom over 300mm. Unfortunately, in a side by side comparison the zoom on the 570UZ, billed at 500+ mm, was insignificantly closer to the subject than my 300 mm Canon lens. The difference between 300 and 500 is less than the difference between, for example, 50 and 250, but it still should be very noticable. It is not.