I have been using this camera for about two years now. I must say that sometimes I find myself jealous of the people carrying the tiny pocket digital cameras but once I look at the pictures that I have taken it makes it all worthwhile. This camera, a 10.3 mega pixel wonder is rich with amazing features. The very sharp top mounted 2 inch LCD monitor flips up and twists to any angle. Full time live preview through the monitor or electronic viewfinder, 5x Zoom F2.8 - F4.8 Carl Zeiss Lens with a mechanically linked zoom. Since this is not a single lens reflex camera the lenses are not interchangeable but with the 67mm thread I am able to add telephoto and wide angle capabilities. The images are stored on either a memory stick or a compactflash card or both. At a little over 2 ponds, it can get a little heavy but its worth the weight. I have used this camera to preserve the special moments in the lives of myself and family and the picturs can easily be shared online using Sony's Image Station. What a wonerfull way to share oictures of my new daughter with her grandmother. All in all the is by far my favorite camera. I don't go anywhere without it.