I received this camera as a Christmas gift. I had been looking at the Nikon Coolpix s4000. Let's just say that I ended up buying the Nikon after trying to use this camera at my daughter's first gymnastic's practice. I am a professional photographer and would never use this camera. I wanted a point and shoot camera that I could keep in my purse and take wherever I went. I tried taking pictures of her at this practice and they all came out grainy. I was not pleased with the quality of the photos. I used several different settings trying to fix it and it would not work right. I did a little research and while this camera is priced a good bit lower than the Nikon Coolpix S4000 it does not even began to compare. The features on this camera are not that great either. There aren't nearly as many options available as there are with some of the other point and shoot cameras. This camera is not going to be on my list of things to recommend to people.