I have been using this Fuji F650 digital camera for a while now. It is a compact camera. It is extremely easy to use. It has a macro setting for close ups...flash can be turned on and off. The zoom is powerful and it has 12 easy to operate scene modes. I took great pics at the fireworks display at a friends wedding recently using the fireworks setting. The camera has a great huge size viewing screen. The camera software is easy to use and downloading is easy to do. Its battery charges really quickly too which is a real bonus when you have forgotten to charge it. All in all I have not had a single problem with this camera and have had some fantastic photographs from it. I was also able to buy a fantastic lowepro case for the camera which fits perfectly. It is a great size for popping into your handbag too.