I purchased this after my experience with the previous model, which i absolutely loved!! Unfortunately something spilled on the lens and it was damaged.. In comparison, I
have found this to be not as superior a product as that one, for one, the change in the scene settings, deleted some of my favorites for low light conditions..I used the aquarium setting almost religiously at concerts.. worked amazing with the stage lighting, weddings, almost any indoor setting with low light situation, I have yet to find a comprable setting on the new version.. On auto, the photos are adequate, the zoom is awesome, has improved over the older version, I use lithium batteries, and get tons of photos, may need to try the rechargeables mentioned.. It also not as easy in the hand, or manipulating the settings as the older version.. which is why I did not give it 5 stars..