This is a great little camera. With its 50mm lens and 10x optical zoom, you get professional result for the price of amateur equipment. The automatic features are handy but you have an option to use manual controls to create unique works of art. The LCD Screen is large enough to determine the quality of the photos you take and with the multiple delete option, you can batch remove any unwanted photos.
I love the light meter feature. The in-camera editing is wonderful and the plug and play is wonderful. You can upload photos to any computer without having to cart discs around. I have 8.1 MP and that is enough for me. It's certainly the bang for your buck.