Better than a compact, but flawed
I bought one of these as a bin-end after it had been discontinued. It was a whole heap better than my Ricoh compact but the shutter shock issue meant it was pretty random if I got sharp enough images. I tried all the tips on the www, like new firmware, turning off IS but it still didn't solve it. Eventually I set it to take frames continuously, and usually got a sharp enough one in a series.