Let me get right to it: this camera is extremely durable. I have dropped it over seven (7) times and it still works like new. The only damage it has sustained is a scratch on the LCD screen. Regarding picture quality, I don't understand why others mention grainy, fuzzy, or blurry pictures. It should be common sense by now that when you take a picture, be still as possible and keep your elbows close to your body, and maintain your center of gravity for balance. As for video recording, I recently used it last week for a school project. I was stunned that it recorded in HD and everything was extremely clear: the video and sound. I purchased this camera for use on my trips around the world and it has never let me down. The durability and size of this camera is perfect for my use and the battery lasts very long compared to my Professional DSLR cameras. If you want quality paired with durability, don't hesitate to purchase this camera.