I bought this camera to use for an upcoming vacation. So far, I love it! It's very easy to use and for the basic features, you dont' really even need the instruction book. When I bought it, I had no real experience with a digital camera before and for me some of the more advanced features were a little difficult to understand and figure out, but with a little research, it was fairly easy to learn. This camera has a great display screen and takes beautiful pictures. My only complaint is that when you download the pictures, the pixel size is huge and its a pain to have to shrink your pictures to make them usable on any sort of application, even photo sites like Photobucket.
I love having all sorts of different picture modes on this camera. It makes figuring out the right settings much much easier.