The Kodak EasyShare Z1485IS is a great little camera. It is easy to use and the picture quality is great. It has a nice sized LCD display on the back of the camera which makes using the menu, reviewing your pics, and taking your pictures really easy. I do not even have to have my glasses on to use this camera!! It is 14 megapixels so it takes actions shots as well as long as they are not moving too fast. It has a 5X zoom with optical image stabilization which makes going in for closeups easy to do. I also like the fact that you can hit your button to fix on your subject then take your picture so your subject is the center of the picture even if they moved some. You can also take short videos with the camera and it even records the sound. It comes with a variety of shooting programs which include: Landscape, portrait mode, text, museum, back light, night portrait, self-portrait, children, fireworks, night landscape, panorama assist, flower, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow, stage so you really have a lot of choice. All in all this is a great camera and I am really pleased with it. Image Quality I get nice clear crisp pictures with this camera. Performance It works pretty good although there is sometimes a delay between snapping the picture and it actually taking. Ease of Use Very easy to use - lots of good features. Durability Been using it quite often (more than weekly) and it is doing great - even with a couple of times being dropped. Battery Life Works pretty good to begin with but then goes down with no warning. Portability Small and compact can take anywhere.