..........Do you find the constant larger aperture to be particularly advantageous over other compacts? It seems they made a few compromises with the focal range to have this.
The easy access to the aspect ratio seems like a really nice feature but does it work by having a native aspect ratio from which the others are just cropped? Or does it give all three ratios at full resolution because that would be quite impressive.
The larger aperture is good, since the advantage in shooting closer to sunrise and sunset is a welcome feature. The aspect ratios were well-designed, and don't get cropped, also good. The manual controls are excellent. The lack of zoom is due to the CCD size, and I sure hope I'm missing something and discover a way to improve my results, so that the CCD size becomes important in ways other than lower noise in dark shadows.