2012 review and nothing has changed about how I feel about it. Lightweight, easy to navigate menus, superb picture quality, perfect for travelling, and the battery lasts for days, and I am a heavy shooter. Live View in all modes and video if you need it. I am currently travelling along the silk route to China then onto the Far East for 18mths. I have blog which needs good quality pictures; this camera has not failed so far to give me the results which I have demanded of it. Starter and intermediate I would say, a camera you can grow with as I have had DSLRs before, but I love this camera, and such a good price with the twin lens kit I bought it with. I also love the grey colour so different. I do love my 1100D I couldn’t find any reviews anywhere that had anything bad to say about it, so i took the plunge and have no regrets. You cannot go wrong.