This Kodak Easyshare digital camera does a good job. There are lots of different settings for different kinds of pictures from close ups of flowers, to pictures of my kids running around, to pictures at night. The pictures usually come out looking very clear. I've even been able to take good pictures in candle light. Now I am not a professional photographer by any means but I do like to take a lot of pictures. The camera is easy to hold and carry with you as well. I also really like how easy it is to transfer pictures to your computer. However, this Kodak camera is not ideal for video as it can only store very short clips. Also it doesn't do the best job of picking up sound either while in video mode. For an occasional short fun video that you really want to film and you don't have to time to go get your camcorder it is ok. I also like the feature that you can take a frame of the video and make it into a picture.