OK, there are better optics out there. But this is the smallest and lightest camera with a 20x optical zoom. It connects excellently with the Sony Playmemories app and will do multiple transfers of photos, automatic transfers of all the photos of the day. It charges on a standard micro USB so you don't need to take another cable or charger with you apart from your phone's. The software is very well designed and intuitive to use. I tried the new Lumix T60 and although the latter has more possibilities and takes better photos (including in RAW format), I returned it for this one. As a much more pocketable all rounder with excellent connectivity it is far superior in my view.