My purchase of a camera was something not taken lightly. After the reading of several magazines and visiting a few shops i chose this camera.
The build quality is impressive and it is very compact so it will easily fit into a pocket. The buttons to change picture format, flash settings and so forth are reasonabley clear. The zoom lens gives added versatility and does not add to the cameras size as it fully retracts into the slim casing.
However the most impressive part of the camera are the actual photographs. They provide very good detail, contrast and colour in all lights I have shot film and rival my slr.
To conclude Minolta have produced an excellent camera and well worth the money.