Nikon has chosen a somewhat confusing way of choosing scene selection. In Nikon cameras, you have "Modes" and "Scenes." The modes for the P50 are Portrait, Landscape and Night Portrait. Additionally, the dial contains Program, Manual, High ISO and Fully Automatic. This is confusing to the user because there's also a "Scene" selection option that's accessed by pressing the menu button and displays on the LCD screen. The scenes are Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close-up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Backlight, Panoramic Assist and Voice Recording. It wasn't intuitive or obvious why Nikon chose to segregate the three Mode items and not simply include them in the Scene options. For example, having the "Landscape" as a "Mode" and "Night Landscape" as a "Scene" is difficult to understand. One feature that we liked is that pressing the telephoto end of the zoom toggle while in "Scene" selection will yield a brief but helpful explanation of the selected scene's abilities and uses.