I am a 68 year old amatuer. This is my first digital camera. Purchased it just before a trip to South Korea. I purchased with a 18-200 zoom lens and SB-800 flash. Studied it for two weeks and then on the 14 hour flight. It took great photographs, mostly in automatic modes. Subsequently used it on trips to multiple National Parks in the American West, from Denali, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mtn, Bryce, Zion, Great Sand Dunes, north rim Grand Canyon, and more. It was used extensively at church to document events, for a wedding, and for portraits for a church directory. It never failed. The camera always provided great photographs, except where I as the user erred. The more I learned to use the full features of the camera the better the photographs became. The camera has done such a good job that the local camera store printed a panorama 10 feet wide by 2 feet high and hung it in their store.