I recently purchased this camera to replace a Panasonic camera that would no longer show an image when I wanted to take a picture. Panasonic would not repair it because it was all of four years old. They just wanted to sell me a new model. The Casio does all of the things the Panasonic did, at about half the price. The images are just as clear and the settings are actually easier to understand. I would definitely recommend this Casio camera. Battery Life The battery charge lasts a very long time.