The Sony Cyber Shot Camera is a great point and shoot camera that will be handy for beginners and intermediates alike. Sensor Technology with 14.1 MP This camera is equipped with a powerful 14.1 MP CCD Sensor that can take amazing pictures across a wide range of lighting conditions. Optical Zoom with 5 X This Sony Cyber Shot Camera is able to Zoom up to a 5 X level that can let you get closer to the action without really having to move physically close to the subject. This zoom is more quality oriented than digital zoom as it involves the magnification of the image, and not the pixels as in digital zoom. Intelligent Auto Mode This Cyber Shot camera is also capable of the Intelligent Auto Mode where the camera is aware of the scene in front of it, and the sensor makes the necessary changes accordingly. This is also what sets the flash intensity in the auto mode, after analyzing the lighting conditions in the environment around the subject. 360 Sweep Panorama The Cyber Shot camera is one of the few point and shoot devices that come with a 360 degree Sweep Panorama mode that can expand your creative horizons. Power Source This camera is powered by commonly available, conventional AA batteries that can be bought from almost any store around you. This way, you can always have a set of juiced up batteries on hand before you set off on a photographic adventure. Say Cheese The Smile Shutter Technology preset in the camera lets you automatically click pictures when the subject breaks into a smile. LCD Monitor The in-built 2.7 inch Clear LCD monitor lets you view all your pictures in the camera itself before having to get a computer just so you can view them. This monitor also doubles up as an effective viewfinder that helps you line up the perfect shot before you need to click it.