My husband bought this camera as a birthday present for me. He researched digital cameras carefully. He was looking for something that would work in all weather conditions, something that had a nice screen to preview pictures, preferably a help function, and something that would fit within our budget. He found the Stylus 600 when it was being phased out at the camera store - a good deal for a good camera.I've had no problems with the camera. It has the ease of a point and shoot camera for me (a complete novice) yet can take really nice pictures when my husband takes charge (he's a very good photographer). We haven't had a problem with the camera yet, nor have we had any problems with the equipment that came with it.The only thing I would change about the camera, in fact, would be the software that was included. The Olympus software is clunky and not at all user-friendly. I have trouble with the most basic things, and I'm computer-literate. I can get the photos onto the computer easily enough, but it took me a lot of playing around to save the photos into a .jpg format. I have to use another program to compress the pictures for email or website use.My favorite feature is the ability to take close-up pictures! I love being able to get good pictures of flowers, my pets, and anything neat that wouldn't show up in a regular shot.In short, I love the camera, but wish I had an easier way of getting the pictures online to share with my friends and family.