Pros: 1. Excellent zoom, able to take clear photos at 50x zoom without a tripod 2. 16GB included in Amazon's package which is quite good for many days of shooting. 3. Re-chargeable battery and ease of use.
Cons: 1. Landscape photos did not come out very well, maybe the light metering settings have to be adjusted. 2. Noise levels were higher, low light performance was poorer, and images were softer, than I had expected.