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Excellent social camera. Not for photo snobs.,
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The BEST thing about this camera is the swiveling view-screen for self-portraits. It may seem trivial at first until you use it. My wife and I used this to take photos of ourselves in front of landmarks and on hiking trails in Puerto Rico where there's sometimes no one around to take your photo, or when everyone's so busy taking their own photos, they can't be bothered. And let's not forget the language barrier. The lens is wide enough to capture a fair bit of background at arm's length. The hands-free trigger is genius. The screen swings both ways so you can tilt it up to take really low shots from the ground and you can tilt it down to shoot downwards at arm's length.
The SECOND best thing about this camera is the Best Shot. It captures several images in a short burst and pieces the best elements together. This ensures excellent exposure at multiple distances. And it's pretty seamless. There're hardly any artifacts for something that's so processed. It's nearly impossible to take a poor photo!
Those 2 alone make this camera worth every penny.
We also appreciated the light weight, attractive appearance, big optical zoom, large swiveling view screen, and decent ergonomics. We haven't really delved into the other neat features like high-speed video and various Art Shots.
I will call the images "pretty good". They're more than enough for 4"x6" vacation photos, but you won't be submitting them to any photography magazines or blowing them up too big.
I think this is perfectly suited for social photographers that enjoy lots of pictures of their friends and/or with friends in front of landmarks and monuments or at dark parties/restaurants. It's not really catered towards artsy photographers.