Summary: The camera is one of the best I have owned over the years. It takes great pictures for my Real Estate brochures. Only con it that there is a bit of a lag time but the pictures are beautiful. I had an Olympus, it did not last long. The Panasonic would loose pictures. I would take pictures and immediately view them but when I got home the pictures were not there. Not every time but some times. This one works great after 2 years of constant use.
Summary: I have always used Sony Cyber Shot cameras because, in my opinion, this is beyond perfect for an amateur photographer or anyone who likes to take pictures. THIS model is actually much more solid - feels heavier than the others (those without the roll / bump on the left side). It is NOT heavy per se but you can definitely feel the quality between the two. Awesome!!
Summary: While I do have a fancier digital camera with a beefier telephoto lens, this almost always is in a trousers or shirt pocket. It is light, takes sharp pix and its 10X optical zoom handles 80% of what I'd like. There are some times when I'd want a closer shot of a bird in a tree, but those are rare.The self-adjusting macro allows for fine nature/plant shots. It is sturdy yet light to carry. This is my daily camera.
Summary: I like this version so much better than the newer one - My mom had this one and I loved hers, but could only find the newer version in stores. :( So glad I found this older version here on amazon - Have never had a better camera!