I did not see the review that you reference.
Other reviewers have a good opinion of that camera:
I have had this camera all summer it is great. Pictures were good, Long battery life and above all durabilty has been great. I was at the beach all summer and the stylus fought off all that inevitable sand.
My Canon Elph 210 is a wimp by comparison.
I haven't seen any justification for the mediocre review by CNET.