5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent value for money, 17 May 2011
This camera produces excellent video and stills.
The optical image stabilizer is the best I've seen in a camera of this type.
Automatic exposure and focus in both video and stills mode is only beaten by unreasonable camera or subject movement - most times it performs well. Whenever I try and use manual mode, I regret to say that the auto mode tends to produce a better result. I have 55 years as an enthusiastic amateur photographer, and thought that I knew how to set manual exposures, but this camera is better at it than I am.
I took some night video in New York last year. I expected noisy and badly exposed results. I was amazed at the image quality with deep blacks and well exposed highlights. Much better than I expected.
Now looking at the Easyshare Max which has full HD.