The pictures I took on this camera came out crystal clear. It is not one of canon's better models, however I found that it works superior to other better models. My only problem with this camera is that it is a little bit bulky. The Powershot SD models are much slimmer and sleeker looking. Image Quality I find that my pictures are crystal clear. Performance There is a bit of a delay when you take the picture, which can sometimes be annoying if you are trying to catch a picture of a child that moves. Ease of Use It's very easy to use, even if you are not tech saavy! Durability It held up for a couple of years already. Battery Life I tend to have to carry extra batteries along with the camera. Portability It is a bit bulky.