This camera is basically why I stopped taking photos of things. I had an excellent Sony point and shoot, which eventually gave out. This ended up being its replacement but the color quality on images is very poor. If you're indoors or it's cloudy outside, your photos will look really dull and probably somewhat blurry. The flash is very white and tends to wash things out. I like my photos to be clear and colorful, and this camera just doesn't deliver in that aspect. If you're just looking for easy documentation of things, it'll do fine. I've had it for over four years now and it's still working. No parts have broken. The batteries still hold a charge. The screen is fine. So it's relatively durable. It's also very simple to use. So if those are your main criteria, this might be suitable for you, but if you're looking for high quality photos from a pocket camera, this is probably not the one you want. Image Quality If lighting isn't absolutely perfect and subjects aren't still, photos will end up dull and blurry. Performance Never encountered a malfunction. Ease of Use Most of the functions are straightforward. Durability Had it for four years and no problems. Battery Life Standard battery life. Portability Fairly slim.