I really love the zoom lens on this camera. I mainly use the auto setting. The pop-up flash bugged me at first because of where it is. I used to close it accidentially when I was holding the camera, but I am used to it now so it is no longer as issue. The battery life is excellent, even when shooting video. My only issue with this camera is less than stellar picture quality in low light settings. Other than that, I feel it is the best compact point and shoot available, especially with the 14X zoom!