yesterday was my first day really using this camera. after about 8 shots, i switched it "view" the pics and it locked up. i removed the battery and reinstalled it to turn it off. when i turned it back on, the lens extended with the sound of grinding gears! pulled the battery again put it back in and it wouldn't turn on at all! turned it back on this morning and although it started, the lens once again began with the grinding sounds... i'm thoroughly disappointed.
also, it seems as though the battery cannot hold a charge for very long. think i got a major lemon.