Great camera.. Although here IS better out there. Always is.. But i looked for a good 2 weeks at specs for various cameras before coming across this one, which has everything I wanted, and nothing I wouldn't need or use(video, audio, etc). Has a super macro range of up to 0.6", which was the setter for me going with this model. You can literally almost set the lens on something, and get a great clear picture.. Also can be fully manual, has threads for additional lenses or filters.. I can go on and on.. I just love this camera.. highly recommend it for herp photography.. its great..