I received this camera for my birthday over three years ago which was a few months after my first child was born. I love to take pictures of my son and take tons of photos and videos. I feel like it is really easy to use and that the pictures have pretty good quality for an older camera. There are definitely sometimes fuzzy pictures that have to be deleted and it seems like the shooting modes don't make that much of a difference, but if you can hold your hands still, point a camera, and take a picture this is great for you. Other items: -there is no hole to look for when taking a picture, you just look at the screen. -I've dropped the camera and my husband crashed on his snowboard while taking video of me and landed on the camera, yet it still works great with no problems. -The SD card is in the same area as the batteries and is easily removed. -Batteries can be any AA variety. I use rechargeable KODAK batteries. Great camera, but probably out of date if you're wanting something new.