Hi, firstly, this camera is very good quality for the price its up for, its got fantastic picture quality and lots of different modes to choose from for the more experienced photographer. however, if your not that 'tech-savvy', this camera is also great for you because its got and auto-mode which automatically selects the best settings for the conditions you are in. it has face recognition and best off all the automatic red-eye eraser; as soon as take a photo it gets rid of the red-eye all by itself in about 2-3 seconds flat, no messing around on the computer afterwards needed, however if you like you can turn this off. the only reason this isnt 5 STARS is because when taking a photo, you have to look at the screen to see what you are capturing, whereas i would prefer to look through the lense myself on occassions, nothing really big then. overall, a great camera for a great price for all levels of photographer.