I've had this camera for awhile and taken thousands of great photos. The extensive optical zoom and image stabilization permit some stunning photos, and I highly recommend this camera. Image quality is excellent, even in fully automatic(Auto) shooting mode. Vivid mode seems excessive, though, and it's odd that RAW can't be recorded in Auto mode. Having custom modes is handy for storing settings needed for particular shooting conditions. However, if you don't need this level of zoom, then there are choices that are more feature rich, as Canon seems to lag behind some other manufacturers on innovation. Some of the 4K-capable cameras are excellent and don't have the problem I discuss below.I have experienced two significant problems. Only recently have I shot much video, and at the full HD settings (with both 60fps and 30fps), there are lost frames that appear as pauses during playback. I suspected that the SD card recommended at time of purchase was not able to be written fast enough, and replaced it with a new ultra speed card. It made no difference, and video is still not acceptable until I drop to lower resolution at 30fps.The other problem is that I was never able to get the wifi connectivity to work, and nothing I found online or in the manual solved the problem. It would have also been nice to use a standard USB to micro-USB cable, rather than the difficult to find cable that is required.