Excerpt: I bought this camera as a compact all rounder. The 24mm at wide end especially appealed to me. I liked the way the camera handled and it has a lot of neat features. Image quality, however, was another story. Even at ISO 80 I was seeing a lot of shadow noise, detail smearing from noise reduction, and compression artefacts. I doubt if I could even pull a decent 8x10 print out of those files.
Excerpt: Thankful for Costco's return policy, because I didn't like this camera at all. Confusing menu system. VERY noisy optical zoom when shooting a movie with results in constant noise and clicks on recording. (Panasonic and Sony's are much, much quieter). I think it's way too expensive for the quality. Yes the specs are very nice, but the end results disappointed. I think comparable Panasonic and the new Sony zooms are a much better value.
Excerpt: Me compré esta cámara hace un mes y ya hice bastantes fotos pero nunca me pasó lo de hoy, salí con ella y el dia era muy claro, cuando hacía fotos de repente la pantalla se quedó no sabría si llamarlo quemada o como si tuviese humedad, la zona central sale con rayas y con colores diferentes, como tonos ocre.