This little camera is a brilliant buy. At around £200 it is a compact (literally) with the zoom of a much larger camera. The features are excellent, it is easy to use and can be used as a point and shoot, or by more experienced photographers with knowledge of aperture, shutter speed, white balance, manual focus etc... There is only one disadvantage with this camera, and that is the length of time the auto focus takes to work. However if you can get beyond that and you want amazing pictures this is the camera for you! Hope this is useful to you.