This camera has many features. Some of my favorites are: macro, self-timer w/ remote control, continuous shooting, sepia or black & white, trimming, movie mode, digital zoom, etc. We purchased this camera while on our honeymoon in order to hold more photos than our throw-away cameras do. That was back in April of 2006. We love it, still use it, and will continue to use it until it is no longer workable.