September 15th 2011 9:10 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Image quality Low light is especially good great!
  • Video quality Never really tested good
  • Battery life With gps on and the big display, battery is only a day or two. My older cannon cameras were 1 week+ so-so
  • Design and form factor Grippy surface, rotating ring are fantastic great!
  • Durability Dropped it hard already and all is ok great!
  • Speed (start-up time, lag) Very fast good
  • Ease of use For the power of this unit, simplicity (auto modes) are fantastic great!
Detailed review
Low light was my main objective- fantastic! Candle light is sufficient. Feels similar to first gen, low cost DSLR. Zoom with stabilization is binocular level quality (better than naked eye). 200+ page manuall, but it is totally familiar to anyone who has used any cannon- auto modes are very intelligent. Size is also pure pocket size. Gps feature is great, but tracking quality is poor and logging mode is hard on the battery.

Price is very high, but this is night vs day compared to my iPhone 4s or older cannon compact. Highly recommended as a pocketable DSLR substitute. Gps and battery life are the only non-excellent comments.