The camera looks good and is small enough to carry around and not be in the way taking up space. It has simple to use functions and takes a great, simple shot as well as a few other "special" effects but nothing to write home about for the money. The battery door pops open at the slightest tough AND the battery life is poor with standard batteries but you can overcome this by using rechargeable batteries unless you have deep pockets and want to spend out on many, many packs a year! Overall good enough for someone starting out with a camera, but I would certainly have chosen a different one if I had gotten a chance to sample it first. Image Quality Images come out well but sometimes blurry no matter what you do. It is alright for simple point and shoot photos. Performance Performs as well as most standard point and shoot cameras of its class. Ease of Use Very simple and easy to use Durability Very good but the battery door keeps popping open! Battery Life The battery dwindles and runs down FAST if you use regular batteries but I have found that using rechargeable batteries seems to overcome and solve this problem giving a longer lasting window of operation.