Excerpt: I admid I have allot of camera's including DslR and Nex3 FZ100 and so on. But this one do it all. The focus system is fast and reable,somtinge others have missed the point. My other zooms also shoot 10 frames a second ,But missed the point,when your furst lock in takes ages. I do not matter when it can shoot 10 frames or more,you are to late anyway. Lucky the sony HX100V lock in focus so fast,it is unbelieve. Also tracking focus work wel.
Summary: I would give this 4 1/2 stars as no camera is perfect. The 1080p/60p footage is some of the best I have seen in a compact camera like this and even better than some camcorders. Does very well shooting in low light and the image stabilization is among some of the best I have seen in a Camera at this price. Menu is very easy to use and you can navigate through it with ease. Pros: Great in lowlight Great Still shots 1080p/60p is sure sweet in a camera at this price.
Summary: I picked this up to use when I don't want to carry around my DSLR. I have had this camera for about a month now, here are my initial impressions. The Good: Power up time Focus time Various shooting modes, including HDR and handheld night Picture quality and color is very good Display is excellent and turns off when you look through the EVF Battery life The Not So Good: No external battery charger, but I knew that when I bought it Pictures can get a bit noisy at times,...
Summary: I really like this camera. I did have to return the first one due to a over exposure problem but with Amazon it was painless. Having said that I must say for a point and shoot with an almost ridiculous focal length it is excellent. The hand held shots are amazing considering that the optical zoom extends to 30x and 122x with digital. My shaky old hand can even get a shot without blur.
Excerpt: Had the camera for about a month now and have taken quite a few photos experimenting with all the different settings.I love the flexability and the great pictures it takes. Most photos are tken in either Manual or Aperture, but when I am just walking around and want to snap photos, the Superior is the best. I still have lots more to investigate. Fantastic super zoom. Problems: Try finding the Macro mode. The only way I can find accessing it is by using the Gourmet scene.
Summary: bought p500 and canon sx30is at the same time i compared both and i took the p500 back, the battery life was too short and the pictures wasn't as good as the canon,3 other people told me the same. i also didn't like the way the p 500 would focus when u zoomed all the way out it bounced all around.