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Unread 06-09-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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I was PERSONALLY never into the whole super long zoom camera thing, as I cant look past the corners they have to cut to get those massive zoom ranges into that small a package for that little money

that aside looking down the specs sheet objectively it seems like your average current day affair, a small BSI-CMOS sensor for better low light performance, a big 30x optical zoom, the necessary image stabilization at that range for cleaner shots, the flash is a fairly powerful unit by Point and Shoot standards, 1080p video at 30 FPS is very good, and the operation on AA batteries is always a plus

that being said if you can live with the size, and some of the lens' shortcomings, and you really need that zoom range, then by all means, go for it, it should serve you well. . . if however you dont need that massive range, Id get something smaller and more pocket friendly, Im partial to Canon, Panasonic and Fuji for such needs
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