I've had this Canon Powershoot for a few years, and I've got to say its really handy and does its job. You can take quality digital pictures, and even record some video clips. Image Quality The pictures come out quite clear, considering its a basic point and shoot type camera. You can delete the ones you don't like, but the quality is decent. I've been able to download pics and enlarge the photos to full page without blurriness. It depends on your shot, but it does a great job. Performance I've had it for awhile and it still performs excellent, with no technical issues. Sometimes it takes awhile for the flash to click, its not immediate, but maybe a second or two delay. you can record video and sound, which I really like as well. Comes in handy for those baby "first" moments. Ease of Use This camera seems easy enough, you point and shoot basically. You can set it in picture, video or The reason I'm giving it an eight is because there are way too many options on the menu screen and I always end up pushing some button by accident and getting my functions all messed up. I figured the menu and options should be easier for someone to follow. Durability My camera has been accidentally dropped several times by my daughter, and it still works great. Surprisingly nothing has cracked or been damaged, and we've had it for a good few years. Battery Life I'll charge this battery before a holiday picture gathering/party and the camera will stay charged for a few months before my next picture occasion. Granted, I don't use the camera for 8 hours in a row or anything, but it seems to keep its battery charge for months. I have a charged back-up battery but have yet to use it in the past three years. Portability Its the perfect size to bring with you. I have mine in a camera case just tossed in my purse. The camera itself is about the size of a deck of cards, so you can almost fit it in your pocket as well.