I was terribly disappointed with this camera. This camera replaced another Sony camera, the DSC-W50, which I loved. I decided to upgrade because I am going on a trip to Japan in a couple of weeks. Received this camera and the first thing I noticed was the long shutter lag. Sometimes it will take up to 2 seconds before the image will snap. Playing around with the settings, I was able to reduce the time, however it is still unacceptable. The biggest complaint is the video. When recording video, even if the camera is on a table recording a static object, it will go in and out of focus, almost constantly. It seems like the camera is trying to auto focus when it doesn't need to. Because of this, also, you hear a clicking in the video that corresponds to the blurry sections. I had really high hopes for this camera, especially since I was so happy with my other Sony camera. Unfortunately, it is now out of the return period, and I don't have enough time to have it sent in for repair before my trip to Japan. For now I am stuck with a sub-par camera. I have read about other owners of this camera with the same problems.