This was a last minute purchase for me before going on a long trip. I needed something quick that would take good photos and was inexpensive. This is a very cheap camera, but the quality is great. At first I was disappointed with the options because I thought I couldn't easily change them. But after playing with the camera I realized it was because the camera has an "auto" setting which auto regulates your photos for land scape, portrait, or micro shots. It has a setting that allows you to manual focus and adjust flash on/off. Its small, convenient, fits in a pcoket for on the go and has great shutter speed for motion shots. I would definitely recommend this for every day use and site-seeing. Its not sophisticated, but a great point and shoot.