I got this camera for Christmas in 2007...and it's STILL amazing. I've traveled several times over the last few years and this camera continues to take fantastic photos. I recently received a Sony CyberShot from someone and I still prefer this old thing because of it's ease of use. Also, the pictures never seem to be blurry unless I'm purposefully photographing a moving object. It has its own internal stabilization so the pics always seem perfect and vibrant. The only downside to this camera is that while taking pics in an in-doors setting with low-lighting (e.g., museum), the pics turn out blurry and a little discolored. There is a setting to change to museums, but it doesn't seem to help much. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone. It's easy to use and takes fantastic photos. I recommend a carrying case or camera case because the shutters can get stuck easily if sand or something gets between them. Also! Make sure you get a sturdy wrist strap! Durability Used it everywhere! USA and Middle East!