This camera was given to me as a Christmas present to replace an older version of a Kodak digital camera--don't remember the version--so I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. I use it to take pictures of my children in their activities and they are great. The action mode is ok. Indoor pictures are fine. However the lighting sometimes doesn't activate; resulting in dark pictures. Other than that, I do enjoy the pictures it takes. When there is correct lighting the pictures are clear and the colors are vibrant. I agree with the previous review, this is a great camera for beginners and even for those who are not.