The Fujifilm S5100 is a great camera. It uses 4 AA batteries, so you can recharge them in the house or on the go with a separate battery charger, but when you really need batteries you can stop at any store and grab more for when your shooting lots of pictures in a short time. It has a removable XD card for storing pictures you take and can even connect via USB cable to your computer to transfer pictures that way. It also can connect to your television and show your pictures to a group of people. Image Quality The image quality is great for a 4 megapixel camera. It also has a built in 10x optical zoom lens for getting those close up shots of nature. It also comes with an adapter ring for attaching a higher zoom lens to it. Ease of Use This camera comes with an auto shoot feature but also has all the manual controls for getting great shots. It also does videos. Durability This camera has held up pretty good through the years. Haven't dropped it yet though. Battery Life It shoots a lot of pictures on 4 AA batteries and can change them out when you need to keep going without buying an expensive spare battery like other cameras. Portability This camera is somewhat portable, but nothing like the slim point and shoot cameras.