I have had this camera for 6 years now and it is a fantastic purchase. The zoom lens is great and I can take pictures that are clear from pretty far away. I've used this on multiple family vacations and I love the portability of it. There are multiple settings you can use, rather than just "auto" which is great for different lighting and situations. The image quality is top notch and I've never had a problem with my pictures turning out bad. A great buy for family use or vacation use.