A very good beginners camera and totally value for money at this price point. The major highlight is the touch screen which works like a dream and reminds you of your iphone or any of the hihg end touch mobile phones. The touch is very handy especially when you want to change the settings in manual mode. When compared to Nikon cameras, the vividness of the picture may be slightly less, but it holds up well considering the price point. The videos shot are also of good quality, though high ISO pictures are not that great. Iam yet to experiment fully as Iam in the learning phase and did not get to travel much after buying this. But for a beginner like me this is more than enough unless Iam thinking of considering photography as a profession. To add to that as many have mentioned, it is the person behind the camera who makes the difference than the actual equipment itself. I would really recommend this to hobbyists and starters.