As a long time camera buff, I've shot many film and digital cameras over the years and appreciate a well featured camera with good performance. This Kodak AZ521 is a absolute gem with it's fast and easy focus, 9 frames per second capable (burst mode), incredible 52X optical zoom, 16 MP CMOS sensor, 3" LCD screen that's also easy to view in bright sun with adjustable settings, very good picture quality (on par with the highly rated Canon SX50 and Nikon P530), excellent macro, very good image stabilization for photos and video, HD video at 1080P, good battery life of which I estimate to be 350 shots or so. It's a easy to shoot camera with a quick and easy to change menu with lots of various modes and scenes to make difficult or challenging shooting situations a breeze.
This camera surprised me, and in a very good way as it retains the rich and saturated Kodak colors that people love and combined with it's rock solid image quality, this will make it a excellent choice for families or travel. The zoom is incredible and really useful. More than happy with my AZ521!
My images on Flickr for both the AZ521 and AZ522 (see albums tab for each) https://www.flickr.com/photos/125889350@N03/with/14600366915/