"Great beginning photography camera"5.0 starson by sjc912
Pros: Has all the basics a beginning photographer might need. The swivel screen is super useful. This camera gives you just what you need for the reasonable price.
Cons: Agree with the other users that mentioned the slow auto-burst. Sometimes it jams (if the flash is in the wrong setting).
Summary: As a beginning photgrapher this gift was perfect for learning to understand space and dimension as a photagrapher. I have been using the Sony A330 without any bells and whistles (no filters, telelenses, etc.) so all the images are always in great quality despite the low cost of the camera. Would highly recommend this as a household camera.