I got this camera in April. I have shot both pictures and video. They both were great. I still need to learn all it can do for me. But I love it and would recommend to someone who is wanting a camera with a wide array of options. It was a great buy at an even better price than I have found elsewhere. I love shooting pictures of my flowers and nature. And I wanted something I could get closeup pictures but not be right up on it while taking the photo. And this one gives me that. The technology is built in. The software is built in also. Has built in storage which is added bonus. So right out of the box after you have charged the lithium ion battery you can shoot pictures and put them on your computer. If you don't have a computer this camera may not be for you. Unless you have a photo printer.