TLRs are exceptionally versatile cameras; handheld, tripod, good for a lot of things. The position you traditionally handhold them at seems easier to be stable than up at your eye. The only limitation is a fixed lens (not the C330, which is a lot bigger and has interchangable lenses). While I have an SLR that is my "main camera", I still enjoy using the TLR a lot and it's certainly serious enough.