I am not a professional photographer as some of the other reviewers seem to be. I am just a mommy that wanted clear, beautiful pictures of the kids; even when they are in motion. This camera fits the bill! Once you learn all of the buttons (easy to do!) you can even do the cool stuff (panoramic etc.). The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because it says there is a deluxe bonus kit...NOT! So if you are choosing this camera because of the extras...Don't do it!