It does post a gain with its solid 1.8-second flash shot-to-shot performance. Similarly, its two frames per second burst performance exceeds many of its competitors.
Photo quality ranges from great to not so great. Shots we took outdoors in good sunlight looked very nice: sharp, with accurate yet saturated colour and correct, even exposures. Indoor shots look murkier and softer, with significant noise and processing artefacts at ISO 800 and higher.
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Furthermore, the lens displays far more distortion that we'd like. The H10's movies look good -- we only tested it outdoors -- but the audio sounds too muffled, and the camera can't zoom -- and didn't even seem to want to refocus -- during movie capture.
The H10 is a decent, but not outstanding option for those in search of a modestly priced superzoom. You might want to check out our list of best superzoom digital cameras before committing.