I had been waiting years and years for a camera like this to come out. It has the form of a point and shoot, but the function of a SLR (limited). The ring on the front of the camera near the lens has many functions you can assign to it such as aperture/ISO/shutter speed. The ability to override an automatic feature and set these yourself gives your pictures a special touch that comes out looking much more professional than a regular point and shoot. The screen on the back is big and crisp and it's easy to browse functions using it. I love the low-light setting on this camera in particular because it picks up a LOT of ambient light... sometimes shooting outside with a longer exposure (but still short enough for handheld) turns my pic into daytime like magic! I would definitely recommend this camera for anyone who wants to take higher-end point and shoot pics.