I was able to use my S100 for the first time last week at a Nascar race. I was impressed with the hi-def vidio and sound; The lug wrences were clear as a bell from over half way up in the stands, and I was able to zoom in to just one car with steady hands. Shooting in Auto and just point and shoot is mostly what I do anyway. One thing, I loaded up my photos in adobe and they were all marked jpeg even when I thought was at the highest setting. I'll have to research this in the manual as the menus are still a little hodgepodgy. If your sending photos over the net you do want jpeg. This is a great camera for the beginner enthusiest.