amazing beginners camera. 12 x optical zoom and 8 megapixals. the powershot s5is has a super easy to learn technique and can take photos from extremely far away. perfect for people with shaky hands as it has a feature to help with this. you can choose when to have your flash open or closed. the lense has a cover along with a strap to secure it's in the best condition. the screen comes out so you can see yourself or change angles while taking photos. the camera takes video and has 2 built in microphones. there's also a built in macro button. this camera has a face detector along with a red eye reducer. perfect condition with no marks or straches.