I’m a novice at photography. In fact, I’m pretty lousy at it. We have a bunch of family functions going on this spring and it would be great to have a camera like this....but only if it doesn’t take a phd to operate it.
If you can sit down for a few hours and learn some basic principles things start to become really simple.
As for family functions, superzooms are not really indoor cameras, they need more light to focus and you might not always like the results of using flash.