i've been using this camera for a few years. recently bought a newer one called a nikon coolpix p90 which has a 24x op zoom. the nikon has a great zoom but the pictures don't come out very well after about 12x. so, what's the point? i sent it back because it did not fulfill my expectations. i now use this kodak camera again, saved myself £300 and bought a cheap little Fujifilm for use at uni. the smaller camera is good for things like clubbing and nights out but i still use my kodak dx6490 for everything else. recently used it at longleat safari park and i was able to take pictures of the rhinos in the distance while my friend's cameras couldn't.