This camera takes great pictures! There are some digital cameras that take forever before they will take a picture, this one isn't one of them. It's basically just point and click. It does have lots of features but for the most part, I never use them because it's so easy to just point and click. I have even take pictures of other pictures with it and the quality is really nice. It provides very sharp images. It has a great zoom that is really easy to use. I think the part I like best though is the big screen that you can see whatever you are taking a picture of on. It's VERY user friendly! It's also really easy to charge (charges really quick). I also like that you can easily move the pictures from the camera to your computer or to Facebook or wherever. The SD card just pops right out and fits into your laptop. If you don't have a laptop you just plug in the little cable that comes with it and it's just as fast. This is my 5th digital camera and by far my favorite! Portability Small and fits into a purse or pocket.