I wouldn't say I'm the expert of F50. I can only share what I think. F50 is an entry-level SLR. Quite basic. Full manual control including Shutter Priority and Aperture Priorty. 10 sec timer and panoramic function too. What I love best is the full-frame shoot of 35mm. Very basic once again, doesn't have much special functions but I guess it's what you pay for.