Summary: I didn't need to read the manual and was easy to use. I bought this to upload videos for Youtube and it works more than great. The intelligent Studio option that you have when you upload your videos and pictures is amazing. Took me a little time just playing with the controls to learn how to use the program and make better my videos.
Summary: Everything you would ever want in a cam for under $200.00 This is no Toy. Super fast change Flash card, and Battery, it's perfect for just about anyone. Only problem I have is the strap is made for a small hand. For the money it's a winner.