The Kodak Easy Share C653 was my first ever digital camera. This camera was really easy to learn to use. I was satisfied with the quality of the pictures and video that the camera took. I really liked that the camera was small and easy to transport and store. The only complaints that I have about the camera was the speed and the battery life. It seems to take forever after you take a picture before it is ready to snap another one. The camera also seems to go through batteries really fast. I tried using all kinds of batteries from cheap to the most expensive. It didn't matter. I would use the camera for fifteen to twenty minutes and would have to replace the batteries. If you don't really use a digital camera too much, then this would be perfect but I would not recommend to anyone who likes to take lots of pictures. I have probably spent more on batteries than what I paid for the camera itself.