20 X zoom, the size and reliable auto mode make it a great camera for her.
10 January 2014
Summary: My wife uses it, more and more feature on each new model, now I have to learn about these appealing features and explain, like GPS tagging, or NFC. I'm used to images from larger sensor camera and I can see the picture quality difference. But, this is a small camera with 20X zoom and good image stabilisation. Even at 1/5 sec exposure time with her shaky hand she still gets good pictures. She loves it and it's in her purse all the time.
Excerpt: This is the latest of my 3 'superzoom' GPS compact cameras and the only one that can truly be called 'pocketable'. The Sony HX9v and Canon SX260 HS I've owned previously have just been that bit too bulky for a pocket and I always had been reduced to a belt case on when out with them. This is how I lost it, too big to sit down with, I left it on a table and remembered within 100yds, but it had gone and no-one saw anything... thanks Ripon!