I'm no expert by any means,so I don't have techical advice. If you want a camera you can just aim and take pictures/videos at the press of a button and get great results. I bought this camera as I lost my previous Lumix which was the lesser version but still very good. The extra button for videoing is so much better than having to change the settings....and then forgetting that you have! I love both this one and my previous one.