Summary: In it's day, it was a fine camera. But by today's standards, it is lacking. 6.1MP, NO IMAGE STABILIZATION, slower, 9 point autofocus, lack of automatic dust removal system, and fairly high noise in higher (1600+ ISO) means you would be MUCH better off buying a more recent entry level camera, such as the K-2000, Km or Kx, which should not cost much more, but would give many more features . . . . . . Still, it takes fine photos - in the right hands.