I really want to like this camera, I love the size, the features and the simplicity of it. It takes really good pictures, but it's stink'n slow when it writes to the memory card. I usually shoot with a Canon 50D, but I wanted something that I could keep in my pocket to capture spur of the moment things. This camera does it, but you can't be in a hurry to get the follow up shot. I've tried several different speeds of SD cards including the fastest on the market.My wife used it for her trip to Germany and Italy. The pictures she took of static objects (castles, Alps, fountains, etc) all turned out very nice. But she complained about not being able to shoot quickly.