The good: Solid design; overflowing with photo, movie features; very fast shooting performance for its class.
The bad: Photo, video quality is weakest part of the package.
The good: MyMode holds four groups of custom settings.
The bad: Image noise and softness even at low ISO sensitivities.
The good: Sharper photos than most megazoom cameras; plenty of shooting options; straightforward operation.
The bad: Slow performance; no full-resolution continuous shooting; crippled HD movie recording; noise even at lowest ISO sensitivities.
The good: Relatively speedy; tiltable LCD; two custom settings slots on mode dial.
The bad: Subpar photo quality; poor battery life.
The good: Good, vibrant color; lots of shooting options, manual controls; hot shoe for add-on flash; includes rechargeable AA batteries.
The bad: Clunky design; noisy photos.