Summary: Just got back from an Alaska fishing trip. This camera did a great job. The 10x zoom is great and the anti-shake program seems to be excellent. It is a little bigger than some point and shoot cameras, but still fits in my pocket. Battery life seems to be quite good. The lcd screen was easy to see in outdoor lighting.
Summary: I bought this camera because I need a point and shoot camera with a great zoom. I like it because it is powerful and fast, a little bulky though, bigger than my last point and shoot. It compares very well, I thought it was a steal!
Summary: Here's my impressions after a few weeks of use: Great lens! - Wide-angle, telephoto, macro and Schneider all rolled into one.` Many, many, many useful controls. Things you wouldn't think you need, until you discover them, use them, and then forever afterward, you now need them. Like the ability to turn off the auto-focus light. Or, in-camera (limited) editing. Plus manual controls. Camera is well-built and looks even better. They even put in a sturdy metal tripod screw.
Summary: I expecially like two aspects of the camera. 1) it takes very wide but clear pictures and video and 2) it is small enough to fit in pants pocket but use for both stills and video. I had read the pros and cons and most of the cons were not applicable to me so the camera is great for what I want. It replaces two cameras with one and gives me high quality video and plenty of good stills.
Summary: This camera is definitly worth the price. I wanted a wide angle lens, large LCD screen, lots of zoom power, high megapixel and tons of settings and features. This camera has it all! I have owned Samsung cameras before and am familiar with the settings and menu guides so it was easy to learn all the new features this camera has to offer. There are even more settings than I could possibly use!