The HP Photosmart rates much higher than others I have used. It has all the common special features but seems to be much simpler to use. Features are clearly marked and easy to understand. I moved to a digital camera to avoid wasting so much money on the bad photos I was getting with a traditional film camera. My thinking was that I would print a small percentage of the shots taken. The HP Photosmart takes such great shots with ease that I rarely have to delete a "bad" shot.