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I was introduced to this line of cameras when a friend was using a S3300. I was impressed with the 30X zoom and the apparent quality of the photos he was taking. By the time I got around to looking into a purchase, the S4500 was available for less money. It seems to be about the same hardware. I like the idea of using rechargeable NiMH batteries and was willing to accept a larger body to accommodate them. Once I started using the camera however, I was disappointed in the quality of the images and video I was getting. I have a feeling I will have to mess with the manual settings to get things just right, as a few other reviews have stated. Other than that, which is a big deal in itself, the features of the camera are impressive. I am not sure it was worth giving up the small form of the point and shoot that it replaced, other than the 30X zoom. The extras that came with it made it a great deal. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a 30X zoom and willing to put up with the larger size and the need to adjust the settings to get a good shot.