This was my first digital camera. It lets you record movies, I took this all over the place, and recorded lots of video's. I took tons of pictures. It had a really great picture, one of the best, sharp contrast, color. It has alot of options, some of them I never even figured out, it comes with a book, that would take a day and a half to read, then memorize. It is best to stick with the main menu on the camera if you dont' know what you are doing. I found myself into many menus several times, and some of the stuff was interesting the things it could do, but if you just want plain ordinary pictures, stick to the regular flash. It has party, outdoors, indoors, weather, all sorts of different settings, even different flash options. It lasted for less than a year, then it started taking dark pictures, They would all either come out dark or blurry. So if you are looking for a camera to last longer, I would invest a little more money, this one costs a little more also. But if you need good pictures and video for a special occasion soon, I would recommend but not for a long time.
Lees Summit, MO