The quality pictures we've taken with this camera is beyond our expectations. For such a low price you get video capability, zoom, nice size screen and good pixels.It is small and light weight easy to carry "just in case" you see something you want to photograph. We like the fact that it uses AA batteries. We don't have to wait for a battery pack to recharge or have to get to a location to charge it. We carry 2 extra batteries in the case and are always ready. As long as you don't leave the camera on for extended periods it doesn't eat up batteries. I highly recommend this camera.