It's a great little camera. I often don't mind the lack of control, but I really wish that the camera would "remember" the flash and meter settings after closing the lid... The tendency of the camera to choose the fastest possible shutter speed (i.e. wide apertures) can also be annoying but worked around. The lens is fantastic. I love it as a travel camera for trips where I can't justify bringing the Nikon SLR or Koni Omega.