Okay. Not like this in my case. The full extent zoom is surprisingly good and apart from the haze caused by the distance, the photos are pretty sharp. I know this wouldn't be acceptable for many but this camera does 'bridge' the divide between the snapshot shooter and the person aiming for something better. I have to say it's not a whole lot better than the Lumix TZ20 compact though. The guy in the shop was very helpful (and sadly now redundant I guess). He did attempt to steer me towards a Sony Compact System camera. I should have listened to him but it's easy to be wise after the event. It was the idea of changing lenses that put me off, not the lure of massive zoom. At least, with the help of this forum, I now have some better knowledge and will now be able to solve some of the problems I was experiencing with the Nikon p510.