I have used the Sony Cyber-shot 10.1 DSC for several years now and it has never failed me. This camera has video function, but I never use it because it consumes too much of my memory card. The display screen on the camera is very sensitive to light and darkness. The picture is very grainy even when it's focused on the screen, but that doesn't affect the picture quality. The picture taking process takes about 3-4 seconds. Once I click the shutter button it loses and regains focus before taking a picture. The picture quality is very good to me, but I know that it's not on par with my Cannon. This camera takes good enough pictures that I don't need to bring my expensive camera every place and if I lost it I would only be losing pictures from that day. The only problem I have with this camera is that the battery will drain down rather I use it or not. I will continue to use the Sony Cyber-shot for years to come regardless of technology advancements because it does a good job with minimal upkeep.