I believe this was my very first canon camera. This camera was so small, so easy to carry around! I had this during my first couple of years of college. This is how i recorded all those memories. The battery life was great on this little camera, as well as the quality of the photos I took. I actually gave this little camera to my dad when I updated to a newer powershot. We still have it and it still works great, which says a lot about a product when it still functions just as well as it did 8 years ago. It is also very easy to get your photos from your camera to your computer. This was a really nice camera and i am happy to say that i had owned it and used it for many years. I highly suggest using a canon camera, there much better then any cheaper brands such as kodak, sony, fuji and etc. If you own one of these or a newer version just take care of it and it will last you years! Such a great camera and company!