I got the Pro over the 11 both for the size (smaller) and for the third telephoto camera. The telephoto is nice to have, but it is obviously not near as good as on a "real" camera. Otherwise, the quality of the pictures are great. Not sure how it compares with the base model, though. One thing I have noticed is that the image stabilization works really well. This video was hand shot by me, standing on the deck of a boat. You can see the waves we were encountering, but the video is rock steady.