My wife and I have always believed in capturing the moment since we do so much traveling both for our work and for leisure. A couple of years back when neither of us had the salary we had now, we looked for the best quality budget buy and one we found was this camera. While there were many more attractive and much more expensive cameras around it, we decided to go with this because it was in our price range and it was a great product for the money. I still recall using this camera for our trip to Colorado, and while the pictures weren't out of this world, they were good enough for us to keep. The pictures all came out with a good sharpness and clarity and there were no blurred or static filled images when we used the zoom. Additionally, this camera is fairly uncomplicated to use since it just has your basic buttons and settings. While it isn't something for capturing a Monet, this camera is affordable and great for casual use in just about any setting.