I got my new camera two days ago. It is a late birthday present. I finally gave in and admitted that my camcorder was not good enough for the job of taking horse pictures. The biggest problem I faced was low light auto focus. I had far too many fuzzy shots of horses in low light. I also could use more pixels so I bought a Sony DSC-F717. Here is an example of my test shots. Our model is Sassy, our house cat. I had to do a little Photopaint magic to fix the flash reflection in her eyes. Otherwise, what you see is what you get.