I bought this camera mainly because of the promise of high definition video capabilities, great zoom and the excellent battery life. However, on it's first outing at a friend's wedding, the pictures were lacklustre, especially the indoor shots. There was awful distortion on the wide angle shots, people at the edges were stretched beyond belief. And the zoom? Yes, it works, but the shots taken with it did not seem to be image-stabilised at all, and were a waste of time. I have a Leica C-Lux 2 which takes far superior and sharper pictures than this high-tech camera. It's really not much use if all the hype is not lived up to. I returned it, very disappointed.