Just purchased, and found it responsive (once red-eye reduction was turned off) even with flash. The focus-assist (green boxes) tell you what it's focussing on, and the pics in superfine mode seem very sharp and pixel free. Not the smallest (or prettiest) of cameras, but feature packed and nice to hold and use - not too big to be obtrusive though. Amazon's price is also spot on, and very good value for a 4 Megapixel camera. Have seen very good reviews of A70, and suspect that this camera will perform just as well once it's had time to be reviewed. Would recommend.