Summary: I bought this model because it was not in production and I could not find it in camera stores. I had purchased it years ago for its macro, B&W and array of optional features that even some SLR's don't have. It is easy to operate and small enough to be portable and discreet when shooting. When I saw it on ebay at a very reasonable price I jumped on it! To buy a new similar camera would have cost 4 times the amount.
Summary: I was so surprised how easy this camera is to take pictures. The resolution is wonderful!!!! The Video works great as well. Don't forget the tripod. Resting the camera on a chair, table or other fixed object works ok but we really need to use a tripod when in the video mode. Watch out for lights causing glare on the lense after dusk. When zooming in (using the telephoto mode) the camera apts to be shakey handholding so try to use a tripod when you can.