4.5 Superb for the price! BlueGlassBottle26 | 24/02/2009 | See all BlueGlassBottle26's reviews (26) I bought this when it was much more expensive, as a camera to use when I didn't want to cart my SLRs around, or when I didn't have room for the other camera, or it wasn't really appropriate to be carrying a big camera bag around. It has been worth every penny I spent, so in my view it's a considerable bargain at the current price.* It takes AA batteries, which is really useful when travelling* It is small & light & fits in my briefcase so I don't have to have camera withdrawal symptoms* It has a fast f2.8 lens - that's faster than any of my SLR glass, so sometimes I use this titch out of preference in low light situations* It is not TOO small - there's enough of it to get a proper hold of* It has a viewfinder which means I can still use it even on brilliantly sunny (or snowy!) days* It takes video clips. I NEVER considered this at all when I bought the camera, but it actually turned out to be really useful on one very special ocassion* It has an excellent & sensible zoom range. I personally prefer shorter zooms on compacts & so far this has managed everything I've wanted to photograph* It has VR (vibration reduction) which is sometimes handy when you're used to the extra chunkiness of an SLR* It has manual settings so you don't always have to use it on programme or scene settings* Oh, & it produces excellent crisp results. I've just sold a picture I took with mine on a day when it was far too slippery to risk my very expensive SLRIn short, if you want a competent small camera which delivers the goods and has myriad flexible options then this is a very good choice.