This camera is a great buy! Inexpensive and takes wonderful pictures. I purchased this from best buy as a package deal and it came with extra battery, charger, case etc. I do not have the touch screen version, but find that this one is easier to use without the touch screen as i know someone who has that model. you definitely need to read the instruction manual as some of the buttons are hard to figre out just by looking at the picture. i still find that as ia use it i find out more buttons that i had not discovered before. i am a tech-saavy person so it was easier for me to pick up on using but others that have used my camera fell in love with it. the zoom power is great nad does not make pictures blury. color shows up great. the only issue i have is teh transfer of pictures to the computer. the file has a lot of nikon images to clikc on until you can actually find the photos you just took. all in all, a great buy and a great camera.