I got this camera several years back. The reason I got it was because the price was decent compare to its competitor. I was also looking for something with bump to make it feel good holding on my hand. It was infact as good as it's suppose to be except there were some unexpected drawback. Cons: It seems to suck battery faster than other camera, even using the rechargable Ni-mh batteries i can only barely take 50 pictures before I have to replace the batteries. Where as the sony camera were able to go up to 100 pictures. The other issue I am experiencing is taking picture that were in motion, the picture seem blurry in those situation PROs Feel good holding it on my hand. Take real good pictures of still images. I taken several pictures with very nice quality. The pictures are very clear. It used SD card which is cheap. There's no need for additional software, just take out the SD card and stick it into a computer that can read it. This camera is worth it's money and I would consider buying a 2nd one if needed to. Image Quality hard to control this thing. Performance May be it's just old Ease of Use point and click, with some other advance settings, but I don't think they help at all.