These pictures were taken with a little point and shoot camera. I would rather take pictures of great places than take great pictures just of places I'm willing to lug a better camera. I'm using the Olympus Stylus 750 which I got for a great price a couple months ago since the Stylus 780 has come out. It only weighs 5 ounces, easily fits in my pocket and is weather proof. For the kind of camera it is, I think it takes good pictures most of the time. Action shots can be a little tricky but I think that's true with any digital point and click.