This was an expensive camera and I expected quality due not only to the price but also the Sony name. However, the camera has been a pain! It has broke twice, with the lenscover not opening or only opening partway. Also the buttons are SMALL, so if you have large fingers, pass on these models. I liked the zoom and the quality was usuallty pretty good, although defintely more blurry photos than my Canon PwerShot. The size was a bonus as it was so easy to take anywhere.We sent it to be repaired at Sony, but the same problem happened just a few weeks later and they wouldn't cover it as the warranty had expired by a day!