Summary: Left 9 months before reviewing this - bought 2 so it would be easy to "instruct" my wife how to use hers. So simple she finds no reason to ask me and photo quality is excellent. The Zoom function is right at your fingertips (literally) - instant in fact - and we both find the video function simple with very good results. At the price (£99), I could only give it 5 stars. NB. We are only average users with much of our photography done on auto.
Summary: Was shopping for another camera last year, and was talked into buying this one by the sales-man. What a find! It's effectively a point-and-shoot, and doesnt have many manual functions, but what it does have has been excellent. The lens is a lovely german-engineered Schneider with a 24mm wide angle, it has a 15x optical zoom, with 12 MP. The back has a very bright 3" LCD - easy to see even in bright light.
Summary: Camera arrived on time from Amazon and well packed and boxed. Everything to get you going instantly is in the box. The camera feels solid beautifully finished and of amazing good quality. All controls well placed. The zoom optical works fantastically, don't worry if you hear the sound of the zoom operation when playing the video back through the camera - once the video tranffered and watched outside the camera, ie on DVD player, TV, CD, COmputer etc, you won't hear the...
Summary: I bought this camera a while ago and must say I've been impressed with it from the start. The quality of lens and zoom are very good and can bring a subject much closer without any loss of focus or detail. The battery life is very very good and you usually don't need to worry if you've left it sitting and suddenly remember to take your camera.