Summary: I go through a lot of cameras at work needing to take many site pictures out in the wild. This will be about my 5th so I have plenty to compare it to. The first thing you notice is how compact it is. Long and slender,I wear it on a belt pouch and you hardly know it is there. The auto setting is all you really need. The camera picks up what is the optimum setting and displays it on the screen as as soon as you hold down the pre press photo button.