Honestly in Image Quality category they all are totally crap ! So giving gold award to something that is little bit less crap than other is absolutely a mistake ! The only camera in this review that is worth something is HX9V. Oh yes, its image quality for Pixel Peeping purpose is horrendous (though colors and overall picture much more pleasant then Canons), BUT its video is incredible. Its so good in producing video that is outweigh everything else. It is *that* good ! And since video in here is also part of the review - then HX9v should've received Gold Award too.