I got this camera to replace another one I bought that had horrible picture quality. That is definitely not the case with this model. The pictures always come out so smooth and brilliant in color. It can take an odd shot in bad lighting and create a masterpiece. There are many different settings to accomodate any level of photographer. There is a very easy to navigate menu. The picture taking button is easy to press and does not need to be held down for two seconds causing a delay, making it much easier to capture those priceless moments in a flash. It is a very durable camera that can withstand being manhandled. There is a decent amount of zoom on the lens. The body itself is easy to hold with one hand due to the ergonomic design. This is a camera I would definitely recommend to anyone for their everyday photo taking and even higher level photography. Battery Life Lasts for a long time.