My first camera was a Kodak Pocket one. My second a Konica Auto S3. (When I had the Konica, I took a photography course in college, and learned how to develop negatives and make my own photos in a darkroom.) My third was the Minolta 700 with a telephoto lens. My fourth was my first digital camera-the Kodak DX6490. I still use that Kodak, which is 13-14 years old. Thus, I was thrilled to get this Canon EOS M100 to try out. Moreover, I'm a big fan of Canon printers, scanners, paper and photo software.Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of this Canon camera yet. I don't understand why it has to be so complicated. The camera is complicated, the manual is complicated and cluttered. (That's not a complaint about the 179 pages of the manual, either. I love long manuals.) Yes, I know it's not a point-and-shoot camera, but nothing seems intuitive. Maybe it's just me. I plan to update this review as I use the camera more, though, and am hoping I can raise the star count, because it's a nicely made camera with some very nice features. Right now, I can only give it three stars, because it's not motivating me to take a lot of pictures, like new cameras have always done in the past.P.S. Just for the record, I am a person who thinks cell phone and tablet cameras are not ""real"" cameras, regardless of how good they happen to be. I only use my cell phone's camera when I need to text a person a photo of something quickly.P.P.S. A good camera case for this camera is the�Thule Aspect DSLR Medium Shoulder Bag, full-size, Black (3203408).P.P.P.S. 2/11/18: For the type of night shots this camera takes on auto, it gets an additional star. As long as you aren't trying to get close-ups, the night scenery shots are fabulous. I'm still finding the menu and manual far more complicated than they should be, however. In addition, if you're not sure you will spend hundreds more for a telephoto lens and the lens mount, this is not the camera to get for nature photography. But it does take very quick, very clear nature shots. They are just not close enough with the included lens. By the way, the memory card I am using is the�SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card (SDSDXXG-032G-GN4IN).