Summary: The PL70's a decent camera for the money, but it's a long way from perfect. The basic picture quality is fine and it's a decent camera to use, but not all of its features live up to their promise. It's not bad. It's alright. But you can say that about a gazillion other compacts in this price band
Pros: 5x wideangle zoom; practical USB charging; neat design and controls.
Cons: HD movie quality not that good; disappointing Dual IS mode; weak continuous shooting.
Excerpt: The PL70 is a tad chunkier than average but its brushed aluminium front fascia looks elegant. It’s just as impressive around the back, with a 3in LCD screen and a mode dial for quick access to its various shooting modes.