Last January we realized that the "professional photographer" who'd taken
pictures of our faculty and staff for the yearbook wasn't going to deliver!
As the yearbook person, this was NOT good news at all and I didn't have a
lot of money to invest in a camera to try to take the pictures myself!
When it arrived, it was literally an out of the box and off to work deal and
I was able to take all the pictures I needed for the yearbook and meet our
early March deadline with the publisher. I've been really, really pleased
with the quality of the images I've gotten--and I've literally taken
thousands of pictures by now.
It has many, many more options than what I'm using on a day to day basis
(and I USE it ever day!) Everything is automatic and yet you can also
adjust all of the settings manually and purchase supplementary lenses. (The
only "extra" lens I've bought for it is a UV filter, mainly used for
protection, but I want to get a supplementary telephoto lens.)