I have always loved to take pictures but very dissapointed in all cameras I have ever bought so I started checking on-line for cameras. I was going to get a Kodak cause I thought I had found what I wanted but when I went to stores to buy it knobody seemed to have it or know much about it. So this camera was reccomended to me and it was in my price range and had the features that I was looking for. When I got it home my husband was impressed that I had bought such a good camera and even more impressed at how little I paid for it. I have had it for years now and only had one little problem with it. But I was smart enough to get insurance and didn't cost me anything to have it looked at and fixed. Turned out all it needed was a thorough cleaning. I have taken some of the best pictures of my life with this camera and even though it is getting old I have no need to replace it yet. When I do I think I will get another Canon. Image Quality Image quality is still so good Performance performance is awesome, never any problems Ease of Use so easy to use my grandsons use it to take pictures Durability so durable, has been dropped a few times and no damage and still works like i did when I first got it. Battery Life I use rechargables and last a really, really long time. I use it alot and barely have to change the batteries Portability it's a little bigger than the point and shoot ones but I sometimes carry it in my purse.