This camera automatically controls aperture, shutter, focus, and even ISO sensitivity and white balance. Basically, the camera runs almost completely on autopilot, one button, one function, on-screen Help function included, to give easy-to-understand descriptions of camera settings, 3x zoom delivers true-to-life photos, packed with 6.0 million pixels worth of detail, ease-of-use with an attractive compact design; use standard AA batteries. All in all it is a great choice for beginners and straightforward fuss-free photography.
The bad: Terrible performance.
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