Great bit of kit! fantastic price and fantastic photos! great fun compact camera, its menu driven, yet easy to work out how to do things! (even easier if you have already owned a canon compact camera) plus points for this camere inc metal body, and I love the slow motion movies! also it can take minature effect shots and fish eye shots to name but a few! in fact give it a week and you should be taking some very good photos, and worked out where every thing is. If your not that adventureous - then simply slide the switch over to auto, and the camera takes the shot for you, but to be honest if thats all you want then there are cheaper cameras about. I love this camera its the best canon I have had so far and would advise any one to buy it. I bought a 16GB SD card for my one, and it can now take over 5000 photos! it dosent come with a card.