Macist: Without GPS, this does not even merit a second look.
Super-zooms are cameras for travel. Nowadays, virtually every photo software and storage site incorporates GPS functionality, so that the user can find out exactly where the photo was taken.
So, without GPS, this super-zoom fails as a travel camera.
A barely-passable system of organization will tell you where the photo was taken, and when. For eternity.
If your cam doesn't have GPS, but your phone does, you can record locations using the phone or the phone and cam in combination.
All it takes is a little planning and a little effort.
mertmag: I keep seeing the canned reviews that are just the retoric from the manufacturer. It is so absurd that a camera is reviewed as good or excellent and then in the CON's it states it has soft images. If the camera produces soft images how is it good? I thought the camera was to capture images not see how much BS you can pack into a tiny box. I would like to see actual photos taken with the various cameras at different ISO's. It seem like all you get are reviews of the DSLR's. Why not reviews of all those superzooms that people are buying? Before buying it would be nice to to see shots from the Canon SX40HS, Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Sony HX100V and the Fujifilm HS20. Then perhaps one could make a decision based on photos not hype.
But will they review it? They skipped the SX30.
If I was there, operating the camera, I probably already know exactly where the photo was taken.
And so does my smartphone. I'd rather not pay for redundant features.
yehudakgtbnet: No hot shoe ...
The hot shoe has a rubber/plastic cover. Please reread the third paragraph under Manual control and creative support.