Bought this as a replacement for my Nikon which broke on last holiday. This was on sale for £99 when I purchased it through PLay.com, which I think is excellent value.
- small, easy to hold and very light
- LCD is very big, bright in any light and very crisp with good colours
- 8 mp is fantastic for any quick shot
- face recognition, so finds the face and focuses on that
- Intelligent mode is brilliant, changes setting according to light and type of picture you take - fantastic idea.
- Videos come out in excellent quality and sound very good compared to other cameras I have owned
- Battery lasts a long time, quick to charge
- comes with all wires to download to computer/show on tv etc
- Doesn't have mode shooting (ie. Party/Beach/Portrait)...instead it uses the intelligent mode which is a good replacement mode.
- can be a bit fiddly in larger hands as camera is small
Not many disadvantages, which is why I rate this high. I also use a SLR camera most of the time, so this is a good backup. It actually took some photo's better than that in some lights, thats how good this camera is. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of buying a camera whether they had a big or small budget.