Very basic, easy to use camera. Good Brand. Share feature and operating manual are not that great, but I have no need for the share feature, and the camera is so easy to use, one doesn't need much in the way of instruction. Short battery life has not been a problem for me. Maybe because I turn it on and of as needed. I don not leave it on and sitting around during the duration of a party or what not.. This camera uses two (2) AA alkaline cells as opposed to some that use four, so I don't consider that a negative. Using less batteries is always a positive, but for future purchases I would recommend getting one that has a battery pack that recharges... those usually have a much longer battery life! For the price, this camera will do everything you need in a point and shoot unit. Picture quality is great - well, great for your average photos, its obviously not a professional camera! So much for the big names and big price tags! Kodak has been a leading name in photo since I can remember. I found myself somewhat trusting this brand more than other when trying to find a relatively inexpensive camera. This is the second Kodak camera I have purchased and have been pleased with both.