It catches them pretty well, but only one time. There is quite a bit of delay between picture-taking, so for attempting to get several shots of an action sequence close together really isn't feasible with this camera. If you time your shot, though, it does take a very good picture of objects in motion, though. They're rarely blurry and very crisp.
I could not be happier... well, there is one part... downloading a video on Facebook.. it is way to big, if you do more than 2 minutes... But other than that.. the shots are great.. the zoom is great.. have not had bad shot. I am 73 yrs old.. and so somewhat electronic disable.. lol.. but even i can run this one..
It does very well... learn the settings and lots of great things are possible. Wife's primary camera - spent some time in the user guide and she's having a ball and getting great shots, stills, action and candids.