Summary: After a 6 month search for a travel camera, I decided to buy this Sony. Bought it 8 months ago, and as I find more and more features I got more and more pleased with it. initially i was looking for a DSLR camera, but as I got a borrowed Nikkon D 5200 for a trip to Vegas, I found myself worried about carrying it at night times.
Summary: This a great camera to buy. Picture quality is very good and I like the extra features such as picture effects. Camera feels good in hands and the body is quality made of aluminum (maybe). Zoom is perfect. Flash could be improved with add-on. My only gripe is that you can't use the flash while recording.
Summary: I call this camera my "mighty might", small, but could handle any photo challenge. Just put it in your pocket and bring it out at every photo opportunity. The photos are sharp and beautiful. Also, it is a great backup for my DSLR.