This is one awesome little camera for the price. Many great options to go through. I love the shutter option for trying to catch lightning when its storming =) I take pictures of EVERYTHING from my plants and animals to my kids and anything in between. LOL I got the camera two years ago after i lost mine in a tornado. It has been through heck. My kids tore the battery lid off and had messed the lens up so that the camera would not turn on but its been easy fix every time and still works perfect without the battery cover (just have to be careful that i dont release the battery!! If you are looking for a simple point and shoot i would definitely recommend this camera. And you cant go wrong with Sony anyway right? =) Image Quality Ive noticed that sometimes when i get a blurry image its because the lens is fogging up. Not sure what thats about. Only recently started doing it though, so maybe because of age. But overall image is very very good if you are steady hand! Durability Has lasted for 2 years so far with 2 toddlers tossing it around and messing with it!!