On my 40th birthday, my husband treated me to a new camera! He did a great job with doing his research and bought a Nikon. The new camera takes up to 4.5 pictures per second, wow! My old camera has a horrible delay of about 5 seconds and the batteries were crapping out. Originally I wanted a Canon Rebel, but I can say the Nikon is awesome. of course I will not be bringing this camera to the beach, I will have to keep the old one for the handbag.