This is the first digital camera I've had that takes crisp, clear photos outside at night --even from far away. I've taken photos of a Christmas parade at night, where every float was lit only in Christmas lights and the photos turned out beautiful. With other cameras (even other Kodak models) the pictures were blurry. I've even taken pictures of fireworks with this camera and they are perfect. You can actually see the detail in the fireworks, not just a streak of blurry color. This camera probably has more options than I will ever use, but whenever I take a photo, I want it to be a clear, crisp, Kodak quality photo - Isn't that the point of taking pictures in the first place?? And the Smart Capture feature -- LOVE that! It just takes a second to focus in on the person, and as soon as it's focused, it beeps to let you know. It even works on dolls. I was zooming in to get a close up photo of a doll and the Smart Capture focused in on her face! There is only one thing I would change on this camera: I wish it had a viewfinder for making sunny day photos easier to take. Still a 5 star rating!