I bought this camera before my summer hols in august 09, and it has been great, it takes wonderfully sharp pictures, and is easy to use. The touchscreen is easy to use and allows for lots of functions. The smile detector is particularly good, as it automatically takes a photo when everyone is smiling, and if they aren't, you can give them a smile with one of the editing tools. Great camera, great photos. Pricey but looks fantastic (i think!).