I often have probs finding a camera that takes good pics in a variety of lighting and actions, with 2 kids and pets we are active and need this. Oddly enough while at a pumpkin patch a stranger asked me to take a pic of their family using this same camera, when I saw how the pic looked on the screen I came home and googled it immed. Reviews were great and so was the price so we bought one. It has traveled all over with us and is a great size to carry in my purse. Very pleased with this camera!