Summary: I wanted something small and compact for quick trips when I didn't feel like lugging my pro camera along. Well, I've had this camera for a few months and would not buy it again. It takes really nice pictures but having no viewfinder is a huge issue with me. Every time I use it outside the glare of the sun prevents me from seeing what I'm taking a picture of! I have to point and guess, shade it with my hands and hope my photo comes out.
Summary: The idea for this little Jem was perfect. All in a small package. The outcome was just sad. The sensor is so small nothing comes out at normal size. So the zoom is embarrassing. The flash with this lens is useless - and no hot shoe One good thing panoramas, with a tripod. The high speed is fun, too. If your 13 year old daughter wants to be a photographer get her this model, with the two lenses so she can take pics at night.