I am by no means a photographer. If I can get a picture to be clear I am doing something right. I purchased this camera when my son was born as I wanted to be able to capture all of his special moments. I absolutely love this camera. It was relatively easy to figure out how to use. The camera is pretty self-explanatory due to the pictures provided for options and the flash button being built right on top. If I did not know what one of the functions was I was able to look it up in the owner's manual. The design is sleek and slender so it fits in most spaces or pockets. It was very easy to upload the pictures to your computer as all you need to do is plug the cord into the computer and attach it to your camera. You basically walk through step by step until the pictures are uploaded. It takes a few short minutes to do this. The camera itself does not hold many pictures, but you can purchase a memory card for a relatively small price in order to take and save many more pictures. It is also easy to charge and is ready in a few short hours to begin taking more pictures.