For a person that doesn't want to lug around a big camera to events, this is perfect. It has 7.2 Megapixels, more than enough for your average picture taker, an easily viewable 2.7" LCD screen, image stabilization, and a 3x optical zoom lens, as well as digital zoom. The docking station makes it easy to recharge as well as download pics. There are lots of extra camera features and settings for those who are semi-technically able, but not too challenging for those who just want to point and shoot. It takes great pictures, and has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that will last through an evening of picture taking, just make sure you charge it before you leave as you can't just replace it during the night with disposable batteries. It also comes in great colors for those who want more than your basic silver. Mine is purple!!!
Putnam Valley, NY