Newbies looking for shooting tips can turn to the built-in "Image Advice," signified by eyeglasses that pop onscreen during quick review. You also can summon Image Advice during playback. Much of the advice is helpful, though in some cases it can be unrealistic, or even seem to cover for the camera's shortcomings. For instance, Action Mode suggests: "To increase the likelihood of a successful action shot, try pre-focusing on the area ahead of the action by pressing and holding the Shutter button halfway down. When the action enters the frame, press the Shutter button all the way down to take the shot. For best results, the area ahead of the action should be of the same subject distance and scene brightness as the subject when it enters the scene." In my experience, this doesn't reflect real-world shooting conditions.