It's nearly perfect and everything I wanted as a beginner taking up an interest in photography. I don't know tons about cameras but I loved this one and rarely had an issue. Image Quality This camera takes some amazing pictures. The only thing I ever complained about was that it would take a couple shots to just get a simple clear one at times, even when I wasn't moving. Other than that the pictures always came out so clear and showed so much detail. Performance All features worked well. I never got the chance to go through all the features and see the way they work. I did a lot of basic point and shoot. Ease of Use I think that any higher quality camera can be slightly difficult to use if you don't know anything about technology or electronics like me. But I liked this camera because it was like a dslr without having the big huge look. There also weren't so many buttons to navigate. Overall I'd say pretty simple and still awesome quality. Durability I felt comfortable that this camera would be durable. I was always cautious though. Any electronic device will not survive a hard enough impact to something else. Best thing to do would be NOT to drop it. Battery Life I remember the battery life being just okay. I wish it would last a whole lot longer for the amount of time it seemed to take to charge. Portability This camera was very easy to carry around with me wherever i went. I didn't have a camera carrying case. I usually just used the neck strap it came with. The lens that you choose for the camera will make the difference seeing that it is pretty much the only large part on the camera. But if you have a place to put it before taking shots then that works too. I didn't mind.