This camera is very good quality. I have had, and got a few digital cameras, over the years, but this is the best one, I have ever had. My last one was an HP, which I have been dissapointed with, i.e. close up's on the HP, are so blur. This is not the case, with this wonderfull Panasonic. The MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer, does work, very well. The camera is so feature pack, well worth the money. I managed to get mine for £99.99, it's worth a lot more than this, go for it.