That is more of a dSLR alternative. For what you said you would use it for, you could get a lower priced camera with the features you need. It is a good camera for an amateur-professional, but I wouldn't recommend it if it is your first camera. But overall a nice camera.
I was wandering if anyone has had one or used one . I am thinking of buying this for my first digital camera. I want to take pictures of my nephew and flowers and famliy. Please let me know if there is a better camera for what I want to use it for?