Picture modes are simple with easy to read icons that cover the bases. Green Operation mode can be simply stated as "automatic everything." In this mode you can concentrate on composition. Choose Portrait Program mode to take groups shots and portraits. In telephoto, the PZ-70 sets an out-of-focus background. In wide angle, the opposite occurs -- sharp focus from photo edge to edge. If you're following the action, the PZ-70 steps up to the pace in the Action Program. Views and vistas are yours with a quick click into Landscape Program. Get really close in the Close-up Program mode. This program corrects for the shallow depth of field which often causes images to be out of focus at close range. The PZ-70 is a bit of a mind reader. Its predictive autofocus feature automatically detect motion and even predict where a fast moving subject will be when you press the shutter. The PZ-70 has a high-speed autofocus system that delivers photos that are eyelash sharp. The PZ-70's built-in retractable TTL auto flash can "read" situations and adjust the flash intensity. The PZ-70 is equipped with a red eye reduction mode. Other flash modes are tailor made for sunset and evening shots; daylight sync and slow shutter sync modes. An easy to read LCD panel steers you easily through the PZ-70's features.