I am a bit on the fence about this camera. I bought it for taking pictures of the kids and in those times I usually have to click fast or I miss the opportunity for an unforgettable picture, or the kids will give me a fake smile. This camera is definitely not for those moments. It doesn't have a quick response when it comes to auto focus, the pictures come out blurry and aren't impressive at all. I had given up on the camera and put it away in a closet because the pictures in low lighting are even worse. I really expected more from Sony. But a few months after buying the camera I started taking a painting course, and a lot of the classes are outside with local scenery being our inspiration. So I did find a use for the camera after all. I use it to snap shots of outside scenery when I see something that really catches my eye. It takes a decent picture outside if I am still with the camera and let it focus in on what I want to take a picture of. Image Quality It's okay for outside pictures when the camera is held still and has a chance to focus. Performance It takes too long to focus in most situations.