Ok, so I received this camera for my birthday, and I must say, this camera is freaking awesome!! The manual controls are perfect, and there are priority modes for you to practice manual, where you can set the apeture and the camera sets the others automatically, etc. The automatic settings produce incredible image quality. There are really cool effects available, which included but are not limited to: miniature mode, toy mode, poster effect, color exchange. Color exchange is cool: you choose the color of an object, and apply it to another object!!! I could make my eyes brown or black. I could turn my couch purple. It is pretty awesome.
The only con is the GPS feature. Why is there so much hype about it?? As far as I can tell, it gives you the COORDINATES of your location, it does NOT put your location on a world or country or state/providence map!! I was in washington dc, and when I took pictures I wanted them to be labeled as photos taken in Washington D.C. Instead, they were labeled with coordinates!! Pointless. Thank god, to, this gives me an excuse to turn it off, to save battery life (which really isn't all that bad).
I know I didn't cover all of the features/specs of this camera, but there are unlimited things about this camera, I could happily rave about it forever.