Assessment:The camera per se is really good. The features has the basic and professional combined.My shots are ok for a first timer. All I have to do is to study the gadget, angles and maybe think on what kind of photos my heart & mind desires the most.With regards to the type of photo, it's too early to tell. I want to experience everything first. Landscapes, portraits, art, everything! Part of it, is studying the different types of lenses that are "essential".So far, I am very satisfied and happy, that now, I am able to get better pictures of my family. (Which was my main reason) It's such a fulfillment reaching a certain goal. All I had to do is to learn to wait...And with the holidays' just less than a month away, oh boy, am I very excited to take more pictures.