The camera is quite fast, so I was able to take a lot of pictures (over 500 the first night!). Good thing too, because a lot of them came out like this:
I experimented with the settings and find that I can get rid of the blurring by using a higher ISO. However the quality of the photo is not as good -- lots and lots of noise! So there's a trade-off there between getting more clear images or taking a chance that the subject will stay still long enough! Still I'm quite happy with the camera's performance.
All of those photos were taken from my seat in the front row. The zoom is incredible -- harder to get a clear image but when you do it's worth it!
And now for my favorite thing. Movies! I don't know how they will look if I can figure out how to get them on a DVD, but I think they look pretty good from a hand-held digital camera.