I got my Vlux 3 a few weeks ago. I am returning it. I have had a Nikon DX40 for the last 5 years - I got sick of changing lenses so I thought getting a really good name with a built in zoom would be the trick.I paid - with shipping and all $1000 for this camera and I am very unhappy with it. I am not a pro - but know how to run a camera I think. This one delivers the exact photos that my daughter's $99 pocket camera does - I mean exactly. I am coming back to Nikon when I get my money back.