The new Leica V-Lux 30 camera features a 15.1 megapixel sensor and a 16x optical zoom lens. On the back-end is a 3” inch LCD touchscreen. Additionally it offers a vast range of focal lengths (24 to 384 mm) and GPS capability to store when and where every picture was taken. Online Photography Degree.org has info on photography classes for people who want to take their skills to the next level. This is a fantastic camera.