This camera is a great little compact camera that fits in any pocket or pouch you want to put it in. Image Quality I've found the only time I get slightly grainy pictures is during twilight hours, though a couple of different settings seem to help with that. Performance I've had this camera for 2 years now and it's AMAZING! Ease of Use Settings are easy to find and easy to use. The video setting are super simple as well - the push of a button records a video. Durability I've dropped it and my son dropped it in a shallow puddle and it still works wonderfully. I keep it in a cover that is attached to the bottom and wraps around it. It looks as good as the day I got it! Battery Life I think I charge the battery in my camera every 3-4 months - and I take a decent number of pictures every month - around 2000 or so. Portability Tuck this camera into the pocket on your coat or a pouch in your purse and have it anytime you could possibly want it. I LOVE this camera simply for the fact that it's always at the ready in the pouch in my purse.