I broke my Kodak (really good camera) and needed a replacement, I chose wrong. The lens used makes everything appear farther than they really are and you have to zoom in to get the photo to look what you actually see. The 7x zoom winds up being only a 2x zoom after the adjustment. The macro focus is absolutely useless and the photo features are nothing special. The auto focus doesn't always focus correctly or on the thing you want to focus on and forget about photographing clouds, they are always out of focus or soft.