I bought this camera sometime ago and absolutely love it. It takes quality pictures but more importantly it is super durable. I like to take pictures wherever I go and this compact camera provides a convenient size wrapped up in quality and tough exterior. What makes this camera one of my favorites is the versatility of it. I can truly take it anywhere because it is shockproof, waterproof, freeze proof and crush proof. I have taken it and used it underwater multiple times and it creates great underwater pictures. I have also taken it skiing and used and dropped in the snow many times. It has been dropped so many times that I have lost count of that on many different surfaces such as concrete and tile and it still works like a dream. I have not crushed it yet just to prove its durability but I am sure if it got ran over accidentally somehow it would still work just fine, but I do not intend on testing this just to see. The price tag for such a dependable and quality camera was also quite impressive too. I still use this camera often in places I do not trust taking my high quality professional level Nikon DSLR, however, my daughter loves taking pictures too. She is three now so I do not trust giving her just a regular digital camera as I am afraid she would break it the first day but I am fully comfortable letting her use this camera with no worry of anything happening to it. I like that they have added the option of the camera accepting SD cards as well as the xD memory cards exclusive to Olympus making it easier to transfer pictures. It does still have its own style battery specific to the camera that is rechargeable. The battery life has decreased over time but still acceptable.