This is a great point and click camera for casual photographers. It is very easy to use. With the press of a button you can select from many different scene options that make it very easy to capture the specific image you are trying to photograph. The panoramic feature is very easy to use. Unbox this camera, pop in a memory card, charge it and you are ready to go. There's not much explanation necessary. I wouldn't say this is the best camera for low light conditions though. My images come out a little dark and grainy in these conditions. It's got a 2.7" lcd viewing screen which is not interactive. It's very easy to view photos instantly and delete them if you don't like them. To be honest I have never explored any of the more advanced options to this camera. I am very happy with the images I get using auto settings. This is a very affordable camera that is lightweight, compact and easy to travel with. I would recommend it.