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Not bad, but so far not outstanding.
on October 8, 2012
Am updating this review as have more experience with product. As mentioned in first review almost a year ago, took this camera to a Las Vegas trade show after gaining basic familiarity. I'd previously been using a 6 year old Nikon Coolpic with 4mp resolution. On automatic settings found too many pictures were out of focus or poorly exposed. Camera decided to trigger flash in circumstances where it shouldn't have overexposing the shot, so manually disabled it. Pictures that did come out well though have brilliant color and resolution.
However, a year and a lot of travel later (as of 7/2013), still contend for my taste this thing can not make decisions fast or well enough to consistently match the basic quality of pics taken with old Nikon (even with resolution set to 10mp). To me a good shot in focus from old technology with faster acquisition is better than the occasional great shot in focus from the new. This is not a good buy to me for casual but varied conditions. Get something cheaper or more expensive that you've seen sufficient results for your shooting circumstances to be satisfied with. Will use it as my back-up for travel. If it gets stolen, no big deal.