This was my first personal camera, and I fell madly in love with it from the moment it came out of the box. It's a wonderful first time camera for anyone who wants to learn the basics of photography on a tight budget. Image Quality This is a wonderful camera best suited for up close, detailed shots. I run a blog that sometimes requires shots of products, people, and cooked foodstuffs. This camera has wonderful features to adjust exposure, light, and subject matter to get the best shot possible. Performance Although it's not as strong as newer cameras, it contends with detailed photos produced by said cameras. Strong, vibrant shots that focus on main details flawlessly! Ease of Use It's very important to read the manual to understand the concepts, but this is a self-explanatory camera for the most part. There are small pictures all over the camera on-screen and off-screen that guide you through the process of photography or video capture. Battery Life As long as you're not making a full-length movie, the battery life of this camera is rather long. Since I do not take as many pictures as I used to, battery life lasts for months. For frequent users, it might be something like four weeks. Extended to expert users might get a couple weeks.