Frank has the right idea. I was playing around and found that using the subject tracking worked best to get the best results. It took some practice but I was able to get some cool shots with the bokeh I was looking for without using subject tracking. It took me some time, but I've put almost 400 test shots alone on this thing in less than 3 weeks. Everything from the panorama modes, to scene modes, to artistic modes. Ive has a blast seeing what this little thing can do. Now, It's not on par with my d7000 however for a point and shoot I was impressed only after playing with it for a while. It does take some getting used to and as ps pointed out, depending on the subject you want to make sure the subject is in the foreground.