Summary: This is a small point and shoot digital camera. It takes high quality photos and videos. However, it's difficult to focus and shoot quickly. If you have plenty of time to let the auto-focus find faces and focus then it's fine but not great for quick shots.
Summary: Background: Hobbyist photographer, other cameras are a Nikon D300 and a Nikon D40 with a plethora of lenses. Main purpose for buying this P&S is for lightweight travel and taking it to restaurants, etc w/o the bulkiness of a DSLR, and a camera that I could hand to someone else to take a photo of me...
Summary: I'm writing from the perspective of a working mom with school-age kids in sports and band. I received this camera as a gift, and have been testing it all day. I wanted a new camera with a better zoom than my Elph, which is now around 5 years old. At this point, I do not perceive a major difference.
Summary: I ordered this because I wanted a camera for taking pictures at sporting events. It's not a horrible camera, but the zoom isn't as good as I expected. It gets really pixelated and blurry if you zoom too far. I would not recommend this.
Summary: So I searched up a few reviews before I purchased this item and the reviews were pretty good, so I went ahead and bought it. Not the best purchase of my life. I mean it takes SUPER crisp pictures as it should with a 16MP lens... when it has the right lighting.
Summary: This camera is a great value for the price and good if looking for a point and shoot (I was.) My only qualm was the day after I ordered this, my local camera store ran a full-color ad from Nikon at a lower price than Amazon!! Unsually Amazon is always the cheapest source.