Advanced Point and Shoot cameras are great for people who are still getting into the hang of photography though still unsure of how to use a DSLR effectively. The Sony DSC H100 is the perfect camera for beginners and intermediates alike. For intermediates, this will work well as a secondary camera or a backup camera. Super Sensor The camera comes equipped with a Super HAD CCD Sensor that has 16.1 effective MPs for high quality and detailed images. This is a great sensor for photography across varying situations that entail different lighting and scene conditions. The inbuilt HAD CCD sensor is highly capable even in low light conditions as long as the hand that clicks the image is steady. The camera also comes with the Intelligent Auto mode that makes shooting images that much more convenient and fun. This mode is also useful for when you need to quickly shoot an image or risk losing out on the moment. Zoom it In As is with most advanced point and shoot cameras, even in the Sony device, magnification is of prime importance right after picture quality. The Sony DSC camera however places Magnification and Picture Quality together by offering a whopping 21 X of Optical Zoom. Optical zoom offers more precision and clarity over digital zoom as it involves actual magnification rather than pixel manipulation as is the case with digital zoom cameras. The Wide Zoom also covers 25 mm to 525 mm. HD Recording You can use the highly capable camera for recording movies and videos at 720 pixels. This HD recording will come in handy for when you want to record your precious memories in video rather than simply taking pictures. The high quality HD recording capability of the camera can also be used to document important corporate events or formal parties as the camera is more than capable of handling the situation. Clear Photo LCD The Clear Photo LCD screen that comes with the Sony DSC H100 camera is a high quality feature that can support 460 thousand dots which translates into a very highly detailed image preview on the camera screen itself. This is handy for photographers as they will be able to quickly gauge the quality of the image before they decide if it needs to be re-shot or not. Apart from helping in preview, it will also come in handy for when you need to decide which image stays and which needs to be deleted.