Summary: I love this camera...This is the best camera I have ever owned. That is quite a claim, but I be leave it's true. The pictures are unbelievable and the videos are great. The camera is small, light weight and easy to handle, and fits well into my hand..As to the dreaded lens error message, you must get into the habit of removing the lens cover before turning the camera on.
Summary: Simple, easy to use... just point and shoot. Remarkable closeups!! You dont have the convenience of a "pocket" point and shoot, but the picture quality is a lot better than the Canon pocket camera I had!
Summary: A great value, I have had 3 other point and shot cameras( 2 Fuji,1 cannon) this one is the best. Great pictures and I like the 34x zoom lens. The camera is not to heavy to carry all day. I just returned from a 3 week vacation to three national parks. I must have taken 300 pictures and at least 6 videos, I use standard Duracell batteries and never had a power shortage. I highly recommend this camera to anyone who wants a very solid point and shoot camera.