I received this camera a year ago and find it to be really easy to use and the pictures come out great. With a 4 optical zoom , I get the pictures I want at the price I can afford. The camera is small enough to fit inside my purse so I can carry it with me and not miss those important candid shots while out playing with my kids. It has a variety of settings that are easily changed to suit your needs.One negative, which I have found with most of my digital cameras though, is that it eats batteries really bad. Other than that I have no complaints about this one.