I received this camera for Christmas from my mom and dad. I am a college student and have found it very useful. It is so lightweight that I can carry it in my purse and always have it when I feel a picture needs to be taken. The most amazing part of the camera is that it is water proof. My friends and I took a beach trip and used the camera for a crazy underwater photoshoot. We had so much fun! It is also shock proof up to 5ft, but I haven't dropped it to find out how well that works. Its 7.1 megapixels and 10x zoom make for good quality pictures and help out for remembering all of your fun times. I strongly recommend this camera to anyone who feels like they miss out on tons of photographic opportunities! Most important thing is to learn the features and have fun!