Summary: Dissapointed! The camera is bulky and not so easy to handle. The real downer is the processing speed. With a 'Class 10' sd card there is about a 2 or 3 second lag. Go for a Nikon point and shoot instead. Sold it on eBay almost immediately.
Summary: I was looking for a small point and shoot with a viewfinder. I am a Nikon person but thought this might work for a throw-in-the-bag for quick stuff. But I was not impressed. I did not like having to use separate batteries as opposed to the rechargeable battery packs.
Excerpt: I came across this camera when shopping for the Panasonic FZ200 and being a Ricoh/Pentax admirer, I checked it out, seem to have good reviews but planned to get the Panasonic FZ200 anyway. But then I found it on sale for $149 so I bought it.
Summary: I didn't like it. It's inability to shoot fast as advertised is false even though there is a setting for it and even using a class 10 SD card. I don't use it and replaced it with a Pentax K5! For me it was a waste of money.
Summary: The camera is loaded with features, but so what? It's slow focusing, the optical (?) zoom during video is really, really bad. The camera hates and refuses to focus in low light. The EVF is really grainy and barely useable. I returned it.
Summary: Caught a sale at a brick & mortar. First thing I noticed was the size as it's a pretty chubby unit. It has to be for the size of the lens and to hold the 4 AA batteries. Parts, like the popup flash and battery door, felt flimsy.
Summary: I believe I would have rated this camera at 4 stars, except it was defective and needed to be returned. The problem was it froze repeatedly. I would press the button to release the shutter, capturing the shot in the view finder, but nothing happened after that.