My mom bought this camera for me three or four years ago for my birthday. With the batteries it came with, it lasted for a week or two and took absolutely beautiful pictures. Still takes just as beautiful pictures, but finding the right batteries are such a pain. Image Quality Although the auto-focus doesn't always do what you want it to, once you get it right it takes crisp clear pictures depending on your lighting situation. I went to Butterfly World and got some truly amazing shots because I was out in the natural sunlight. If it were indoors I'm sure the images would appear fuzzy. Ease of Use Was able to get used to this nearly right away, as was my grandma when she wanted to try it out. She's not the most knowledgeable when it comes to technology but she still got the hang of how it works within a few hours. Battery Life Horrible, which is a major disappointment considering I often go on road trips in which the batteries are drained while still on the road with minimal use.