I bought one about 10 weeks ago. Firstly there are many manual settings and then auto- settings, the first week I took quite a few lousy photos. It took awhile to get to know the various settings but then I started getting some nice photos ( I still have more to learn). Then my camera took a fall and the LCD screen is broken so I can't see what I'm shooting but the camera still works fine. It will cost $200 for new screen and install for a $350 camera
But from all the reviews and research I did and after I fully learn the camera, it should take wonderful photos and even full HD video. I have more photos to download from my Banff trip (still trying to figure out peak names) but there are some on my profile page, they turned out pretty nice for guessing where to point and trying to use the zoom with out the LCD screen. My "most recent" 30 photos are with the Sony. The one thing I don't like is no view finder.