Summary: This is the first compact digital that I've ever been really satisfied with. And I've tried something like 6 different compacts at different times. For a relatively inexpensive "premium" camera, this really had a lot of surprises, some good and some bad.
Excerpt: Has been a great little camera so far. I purchased it in January and have already shot around 6000 pics with it. I am an avid adventurer and aspiring photographer. I have been using the camera mainly for landscape photos and creation of large stitch panoramas check out some examples @...
Summary: First let me say about myself. I am an advanced amature photographer and I usually use my D90 with mostly primt or high quality lens. The problem is that for family vacations (now I got twins) carrying all of this equipment was almoust impossible.
Summary: After using point and shoots i switched to a DSLR a while back (Pentax k-x) and this enabled me to get some nice shots of my 2 year old son while he is playing, something which i struggled with the point and shoots specially indoors.
Summary: Returned it First a couple things about me. I'm a serious amateur photographer. I've owned at least 15 cameras in as many years. I've used digital cameras for 10 years and I shoot primarily with DSLRs for the last 5.
Excerpt: This camera has many pros, like very good lenses, big (relatively) sensor, very user-friendly screen. Problems: the shortest shutter speed is 1/1500 sec, that is not as fast, as other semi-pro cameras.
Excerpt: As a digicam user since sub megapixel camera era and a user of this website for many years, it's always a lengthy decision process to select the next compact to carry around on trips and for daily use.
Summary: I have wanted a compact camera for some time now, for those times when carrying a DSLR and bag of lenses just isn't appropriate or necessary. Like most photographers with a closet full of cameras, I needed another one like a hole in the head. Still, you don't always need to be loaded for bear.