Summary: I thought long and hard about getting a bridge camera but was impressed by the number of positive reviews for this one. My compact has done 8 years of sterling service and still takes great pictures but the zoom is limited and the scope for 'playing' properly is limited.
Summary: Went to this camera from a compact. Apart from being bulkier and taking more time to use (as expected) this camera does everything I need it to and more. Zoom is great. Pictures are crisp and clear. Great value for the price I paid and a great step up from the compact. Practice will make perfect!
Summary: The camera is fairly light but very well made.48 times zoom WOW. It has a viewfinder as well as a three inch screen.Would recommend this camera to any serious or amateur photographer.Buy this one you will not regret it.
Summary: I bought this camera for a safari trip to Africa. So far my testing in the English. Countryside show that it is easy to use, with a fantastic zoom (cows and sheep become very close) which still gives stable images.