The camera is not bad for just taking pictures at family events, et cetera. I would not recommend it for professional photographers at all. Image Quality Sometimes the image is pretty fuzzy, no matter what setting you put it on. You then have to turn the camera off and then on again in order to be able to get it to re-focus correctly. Also, the auto-correct for red-eye does not work at all. One thing that I hate about this camera is how slow it can be sometimes to take a picture and/or to process the picture. I have young children, and it is not at all as fast as it is advertised to be. Performance One of my biggest pet peeves with this camera is that even when the flash is turned off, the red light comes on, but only on occasion. If I wanted any light, I would turn the flash back on! It has woken up sleeping children, and it does not take the picture fast enough to catch cute nighttime/sleepy-time pictures. Battery Life In the beginning, the battery life was excellent. Within a couple of months, however, the battery life took a dramatic drop. I now have to charge the camera every few times that it's used. That can be frustrating. Portability It is small and light, so I can carry it around very easily in my purse.