This digital wonder was bought after a friend* bought one and was (and remains) wildly enthusiastic about its features. He's been having such fun trying them and emailing results to me. I was doing likewise and many emailed photos and tips traveled between the VA eastern shore and Oregon in the past 3 weeks.
Option wise, it's a terrific camera for many — but I learned that MY preference is a camera that takes photos which can later be downloaded or uploaded to share with others. The camera's Wi-Fi feature was great fun, but uses battery life and time. Unlike other devices (smart phone, iPad, iPod) which can take and email photos, the camera doesn't retain a contacts list. And, that touch screen is as small and tedious to use as on those other devices.
So, the camera and I parted ways this week. It was sold on eBay and is currently on its way to a new owner in Mississippi.
* And, yes we remain friends.