I am looking at the Panasonic Lumix Zs50 camera. I would consider myself a beginner and I am only taking pictures of nature, family vacation, kids playing sports, etc... I have a few goals in mind with this camera. 1. Compact- I am looking at this camera because it is small and compact. I can use it as a "travel camera" to take on vacations or sporting events. 2. Zoom- I am looking at this camera because it has a 30x zoom. I wanted a camera that I could capture clear crisp photos from a distance. 3. SD Card- I would be using an SD card to store the pictures and videos. Obviously, I would use 64gb or higher to make sure I have plenty of space. 4. Inside/Outside- I want to use this camera to take pictures outside in bright and cloudy days. Also, I want to take pictures inside where the lighting is low or poor and I have to use the flash. I am not sure how well this camera would perform in an Auditorium setting where I want to use this camera to take pictures of people on stage. 5. Battery- I want good battery life and carry an extra battery for those "just in case" moments. In conclusion, I want to see if this camera will best suit my needs for what I am looking to use it for and achieve my goals. Any suggestions are helpful.