I bought this compact camera this spring. It is a good solution to have always something with me, because it is small and light, so it always fits in my bag. But I think the objectiv is very good for its size. I definitely want to buy a serious one, but I take my time to save money for it, because I want then a really good one. I am going to keep this to have it in my bag just for the case, and use the new (bigger, heavier) one if I want to dedicate the day to take pictures.