I bought this camera a few years ago and LOVE IT! I still use it to this day. I wanted to play around with DSLR photography as a hobby and this has been an amazing camera that allowed me to pursue that. It takes high quality sharp pictures and there are just enough bells and whistles that it is not overwhelming to use as a novice photographer. It has a built in flash which is useful when you don't want to worry about your exposure and you have the option of shooting in automatic mode. Image Quality As long as your camera settings are where they should be for the type of photo you are trying to capture, photos turn out crisp and clear and beautiful. Performance I have had this camera for a few years now and it has held up wonderfully. It is just as good as when I bought it a few years ago. Ease of Use There is an automatic mode, but as long as you know how to use a DSLR camera it is easy. It is also easy to learn on, but it is not for someone who just wants a point and shoot camera.