Conclusion - Pros
Conclusion - Cons
The camera is a nice addition to the "stylus digital compact" market,
providing a pretty design, good value for money and satisfying image quality,
it cannot match the top 5MP in terms of resolving power and detail. It should
more than satisfy the average user upgrading from a basic 2 or 3MP digicam
which had no manual settings, by letting him explore more advanced photographic
techniques. The overall responsiveness is good. AF speed and shutter lag is
also satisfying considering the camera's pricing, a feature clearly lacking
in this type of prosumer level compacts. At least the AF assist lamp does a
job and it's far more effective than the one on a Canon G5, The lens isn't
bright, though on par with similarly sized compacts, so no complaints here.
Small prints should come out nice, with brightly saturated colours, but the
5MP sensor cannot be utilized fully without any post processing, so time
to shine your unsharp mask skills!