Summary: i needed a decent compact camera as my previous one died. The 10x optical zoom on this camera was particulary nice, though stability becomes a problem when zoomed in so far. the panorama mode is good too, with some potential for some funny shots.
Summary: I bought this camera for my daughter. She wanted professional one, but it's a bit of excess for 14 years old who changes her hobbies as weather changes. Nevertheless, having as high expectations as professional one, she seems very happy with this little thing. 10 X zoom works great, and panoramic feature is very cools. I have had panoramic feature on my Nikon, but was nothing like this. This camera captures ~ 3 pics into panoramic view.
Summary: I bought this as an addition to my SLR as I found I was leaving the big camera at home and then missing photo opportunities. It does all you could ask of a well priced compact camera. Go and buy one!