I bought this camera solely for the zoom (28-504mm) and that was the only thing about this camera which disappointed me. Macro and Super Macro were excellent as were simply pointing and shooting without zooming. Video quality was also excellent. However, no matter how little or much I zoomed on something, whether 1x, 3.4 x, 7x or all the way out to 18x, the object appeared fuzzy in the viewfinder and also the same on my laptop. I tried every different mode/setting the camera offered, used a tripod, hand-held or sitting on a solid surface using the timer and every time the photos were a bit fuzzy. This is a great price for all the options and features and I would have loved to keep using it but for the fuzzy zooms.