Have owned this camera for a few years now. I love it to catch those split second moments during my children's lives and sporting events. Performance Unlike most cameras, this one snaps a shot quickly. No hesitation time between aiming and clicking the ''take'' button. Ease of Use This is a very simple camera to operate. Has just enough options to please most people and pretty simple to figure out how to change the options. Durability The camera I own has been dropped and sat on and doesn't even had one scratch. I would call this one of the most durable cameras I have used or owned. Battery Life My only set back is the battery life. I go through entirely too many batteries trying to use this camera. It takes 2AA batteries and they last half hour, if the camera is being used the entire time. To me, that is not long enough for trying to take photos of a day's worth of adventures or even a ball game. (note, if you can get away without using the flash, do it. Flash runs battery down very quickly) Portability Comes with a carrying string to put around your wrist for easy carrying. It is also small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. Not bulky or heavy, which is another reason I purchased this exact camera.