I went for a walk round the village taking pictures and was very impressed by the quality. It was a very sunny day, and the following pictures are as they came from the camera other than resizing, no altering of the pictures has been done.
There's no manual with the camera, but you can download one from Sony's website. It gives you lots of info on the hundreds of things that appear on the screen, including what seems to be a special setting for photographing cats! (No, I haven't read it all yet!)
I've very pleased with it as the photos seem to be of very high quality, it's very easy to use (I'll only ever use it on one setting!), and the size makes it easy to carry around. So hopefully better quality photos will appear in future posts!
Technical stuff if anyone's interested here.