I put it off too long, the purchase of this little gem. Doing pit lane work, I find the full equipment too heavy as I get older, so I decided to buy this little camera, highly recommended here, as a useful little tool. I am sure others have posted, but it truly is a great little camera, and very precise whether in aperture or shutter priority mode. The short zoom doesn't faze me, because trackside I have the heavy stuff and a monopod, but as a take-it-anywhere tool I wouldn't be without it. Compared to my old Fuji, which had a ridiculously short battery life, it is head and shoulders above.