trashcan, you beat me to it. I have the same camera, and it takes wonderful pictures. But at maximum zoom you really need a tri/mono-pod. But the macro mode works very well. It also has super macro! Great camera indeed! It takes very clear pics.
schloaty, 3.2 megapixels is perfect for printing up to an 8 x 11 picture. And who really needs to go beyond that. It'll take a 2048 X 1536 resolution picture, I believe. The 10x zoom is equivalent to about 380mm SLR lens. Good stuff. And with the super macro, you can get closer than 1" to take the picture. Talk about extreme close-up!