In the auto mode, the camera has face detection and presumably modifies all sorts of settings if it finds a person. The end result is it takes pictures of people pretty well.
It does seem to default to fairly short depth of field.
Most of the settings are accessible with two button presses. It’s not as convenient as the bigger SLR-esque cameras, but then, it’s not as big. This is long exposure.
Manual focus is pretty easy. My two complaints so far are that it doesn’t tell you the current focus distance so I don’t know if I need to move closer or farther, and the interaction of the autofocus spot position and manual focus zoom position is a little dumb.
Overall my impression is good. I haven’t had a chance to take it outside yet. That’s where I will see if my lens choice works. Outside is also where I need to figure out a carry system I like.