Summary: I'm a photographer, so I admit that my expectations for image quality are high, but highly doubt the image quality on this camera would be acceptable to anyone but a toddler. Even in decent lighting conditions, the image grain is so high. This camera has absolutely no creative control whatsoever.
Summary: Stay away from this one folks. The camera focus and picture sharpness on this rig are something to be desired. I have three other cameras of this ilk, with lesser rated sensors, (this one has a cmos) that take far better pictures than this camera
Excerpt: I bought this for a slightly technophobic friend who had an extremely ancient digital camera with a shockingly low pixel count. It was a Mother's day gift and although she is not my biological mother, she feels like family and I like to spoil her when I can.
Pros: Easy to use, good quality images and video, great value .