We had a bigger Kodak Digital camera that we loved but wanted something smaller that we could throw into a purse or diaper bag. The thing I liked most about this camera is that the "scenes" were the same as our bigger camera, which made it easier to use, more familiar. The camera is easy to use, focuses well and is very compact. A couple of negatives are that it does use batteries, which that there was a charger or port that we could just power it back up rather than using batteries. I have tried rechargeable batteries, but they seem to die really quickly, so I've just stuck to regular AA batteries. The other problems I've had is that sometimes it doesn't know when to flash or not flash so some pictures come out too bright or dark. Then I have to manually turn off the flash or turn it on so I can ensure my picture is ok. But overall, we have been very happy with this camera and for a pocket-size it has given us some great pictures!