Bought this camera on the back of the reviews of others. This camera is very good, as with all reviews there are always going to be some negatives however I have found the automatic intelligent setting great for daytime use and the party scene setting great for indoor nightime shots. I have owned sony cybershots and canon alternatives but this is the best camera of the bunch. HD video is great as is the zoom which can be extended to x21 for great close ups. just get a 16gb class 10 card to go with it as this will hold over 3200 pics or 35 mins of HD video. just turn GPS to airplane mode for better battery life. Well recommend.