Hi! I've been given the task to pick out a digital camera for a friend. I know the basics of photography but have never had any hands on experience, so what I know is from what I've read. I had decided on the Panasonic FZ20 cos of the great reviews it has received as well has having a a decent number of megapixels and large zoom which my friend is looking for. Thing is tho, she is a beginner with not only photography but with digital cameras so I'm starting to have 2nd thoughts about whether this would be a good choice of camera after all. My main question is related to this: How easy is this camera to use? Does it have an automatic setting? See she is used to an ordinary automatic camera that does everything for you, flash and all. So, if she was in a certain situation where she just wanted to take some snaps without having to muck about with manual settings etc would she be able to do this with the fz20? The reason I chose the fz20 over a simpler camera was cos she is interested in learning about photography and manual settings but a lot of the time i'm sure she'll just want to point and shoot. The types of pictures she'd be taking vary. Anything from wildlife, scenery, people, buildings, animals and indoor gigs (another reason for the fz20 is the way it is able to take in a lot of light in low light situations). Price wise, she won't go any higher than what the fz20 costs which is about £350 (cos she's wanting a large memory card and small carry case so that bumps the price up quite a bit). So, if anyone can offer any advice as to whether a camera like the fz20 is suitable for a beginner or whether it'd be better going for something along the lines of the canon powershot range then it'd be muchly appreciated! Thanks!