This camera is cute, a good size, and when it's not dark out, takes great pictures. Image Quality When it's dark outside you can't really take pictures. The stabilizer doesn't do it's job, and you get mostly blurry pics. The flash will overpower whatever you are trying to shoot, especially items up close. I gave it an 8 because when everything works the way it should, the pictures are great. I have blown up several pictures to an 8x10 print, and they come out beautiful and not grainy at all. Performance Battery life for this camera is very good. Ease of Use For me, it took a bit to figure out all the different picture settings and how to use the playback, but for my mother who is older it took her a lot longer. To be honest she still does not know how to use the camera to it's full potential. Durability I have dropped this camera and it still works fine. I have also taken it to the beach and gotten sand on it, which did not affect it's performance. Battery Life Very good. Battery lasts longer than expected. Portability I love this camera's sleek design. It easily fits in my pants pocket. It also has a nice sturdy wrist strap.