The ZS3 is a highly automated point-and-shoot camera with not much in the way of user control for finicky photographers, but Panasonic incorporates what it calls "Intelligent Auto," which recognizes the scene you're seeing, identifies it as Portrait, Scenery, Macro or Other, and adjusts the settings accordingly. It's sophisticated and actually works well in most situations (and if the camera does seems to be bamboozled, you can take over). When it's time to show off your photo and video handiwork, the ZS3 has an HDMI output to display video and stills in glorious high-def on an HDTV screen. And if you happen to own a Panasonic TV, you can even control the camera playback using the TV remote. If only it made popcorn.