Summary: This is the 3rd Casio compact camera that I have owned. Each one gets better and is able to do more. This one has a beautiful 18x optical zoom and still looks good at 36x digital. The pictures are very good and does so much for a compact camera. The time-lapse is fun, fun, fun! You can set the seconds between pictures for varied amounts of time. Slow motion is also fun and offers different speeds with varying degrees of clarity.
Summary: I complained when the camera did not arrive within the time frame. However, I subsequently realized that my location in the backwaters of civilization and the peculiarities of my country, Guyana, is what caused the shippers to underestimate the delivery time. Upon learning this, the shippers led me through all the necessary tracking and that is where I discovered the delays due to my location. I am learning how to use this camera and am enjoying the experience so far.
Summary: I was reviewing cameras to see if I should replace my full-sized DSLR with one of the latest flavors, but found this camera and discovered it has really cool features. (a) built-in time lapse mode. You can program how fast and how long to shoot a time-lapse sequence, and it builds a video sequence from it. (b) high speed (slow motion) video mode.