I was somewhat disappointed to receive this camera for a Christmas present as I had been wanting a Kodak model; however, my father-in-law had reviewed Consumer Reports and other information sources that said the model I wanted was not as good as this model. While this does take good pictures, there have been some issues with the workmanship of the camera that have made me decide not to purchase another Canon in the future. The battery door broke after replacing the batteries several times through normal use. This is a common defect among Canon cameras. Once this happens, the batteries drain more quickly, and the camera will periodically shut off if the door jiggles around too much. It's a disappointing defect in an otherwise decent camera. Image Quality Image quality is good, but I believe that Kodak digital cameras capture color quality better than this one does. Ease of Use Easy to point and shoot, although sometimes it had difficulty focusing. Durability The battery door on this camera, as well as other Canon cameras that I have used, seems to have some kind of flaw causing the plastic piece that holds it shut to eventually snap off. This causes the battery to drain faster. I had to use a broccoli band to hold the door shut. Battery Life The battery life was good until the battery door broke.