I have had this camera for many years and absolutely love it. I am not a real technical person so i was looking for a good but simple camera for general picture taking. I found exactly what I needed with this camera. This camera has so many different options to get the picture you want. I don't even know all of these options. I love the fact that it has a good size screen on the back to review pictures. I have not had any problems or issues with this camera. It came with a really nice protective case as well. As I stated I have had this camera for many years at least 5 years. I really like the fact that the lens is also automatically covered when the camera is powered off for extra protection. I'd highly recommend this camera for anyone who likes to take pictures or just needs it to use every now and then like on vacations. Ease of Use Extremely easy!!! Battery Life If using a higher brand of battery they last for a long time and only take 2 AA batteries. I take the batteries out when not using so they last even longer.