This is a wonderful camera! It really lets you zoom in on your subject and takes absolutely the best photos I have seen yet from a digital camera. I have taken it to some of the grandkids school performances and shot video of them...the kids are thrilled to be able to watch themselves on my computer as soon as we get home (or even on the viewfinder of the camera if they can't wait!). If you add a Kodak EasyShare printer dock to your purchase, you will have an easy to use, complete photo solution that will save you money and time in getting your prints. I bought mine because of the Kodak name, and didn't even know when I made the purchase that it also had the capability of video with sound! Well worth the money, I don't think you will be disappointed in any way.