I thought this camera was great when I received it as a gift. The pictures as long as held with a steady hand are surprisingly clear. The zoom feature is some what limited but for my use it works very well. The pictures have true coloring and I have experienced little "red eye" since using this camera. There are still features I have exactly figured out but, the manual does a very good job of explaining thins. I was extremely upset when I fell into the river with my camera in my backpack. But after fishing me out and getting home we opened it up to let all the components dry out and it's doing great. It still works like a charm.