I would never give this much money to buy a nice digital camera, but I wanted one so bad and finally I got one for Christmas a couple years ago and it's been such a great camera. I had a crappy digital camera before that that always took dark images. Then my camera in my cell phones were better than that one. But this digital camera is a blessing and a great gift and it helps us keep memories in vivid color. It has great zoom and nice picture quality, it comes with usb cord for easy viewing on the computer and the TV cords too so we can view them on the television. I never had any other nice digital cameras so I can't really compare it to others, but I can say that this is a very good camera that I'm very pleased with. Oh, and I really like the recharagable battery, the battery life last a long time and I recharge it every so often, but it lasts a long time. Well I highly recommend this camera for anyone looking.