I absolutely love my Panasonic camera. This is probably the best point and shoot camera I have ever owned to date and I highly recommend it. It's incredibly user friendly straight out of the package. If you spend some time reading the manual and playing around with it you will find some cool little features, like the action sequence shot. For the most part though I just set it on manual and shoot away. I have taken some of the most beautiful pictures with this camera. The quality of the photos is just unbelievable for a point and shoot camera. The pictures are clear and crisp. I have had some developed into medium prints and they came out looking wonderful. I am confident that even larger prints would look just as good. The battery life on this camera is great. Even with high use and accidentally leaving it on, the battery will last at least two days. The camera is also built very solid and can take a beating. I have traveled all over the world with it and have taken it snowboarding, hiking, and kayaking, and have even fallen on it several times and it still works like brand new. It doesn't get much better than that, especially at this price point.