Summary: As a Golden Oldie, I needed something lightweight that could capture shots quickly. This is ideal for me, very easy to use. Unlike my bigger Canon, this menu on the back of the camera is more intuitive, and I can find everything I need to change, and go back where I was (tah dah!) with very little trouble.
Pros: easy beautiful pictures with no fuss. zoom feature is really cool. overall rating: wow!
Cons: wish i could change my nickname to lovemycostco! the tv was years ago! still working!
Summary: I had a Minolta SRT 201 film camera years ago with a telephoto lens. This "pocket" camera actually has more zoom that my old 200 mm lens. It takes good pictures and video for me but I am still on a learning curve with it to discover/play with all of it's features. I also purchased an extra battery with charger so that I would never run out of power on vacation or a trip. All it all, I think it's a great little camera for the price and for being a "pocket" camera.
Summary: I had been doing my research for a new camera for a WHILE!!! when this model came out, I was really impressed. although i'm still learning how to use it fully, the in-camera effects are fantastic!!! I am thoroughly impressed.