I was very pleased with this camera. It always took great pictures and I really never had any issues with it at all. Image Quality I thought that this camera took good pictures. The only time I had a hard time getting a picture to come out good is if we were in a museum and trying to take a picture of something behind glass. Keeping it on automatic flash helps take a great picture most of the time but in museums it doesn't work well. Durability This camera is very durable. I even dropped it once on our vacation in Florida. We were at disney's animal kingdom and I dropped it on the cement. I thought for sure it was broken but it still worked great. I couldn't believe it. Battery Life If you use the lithium batteries it will last a long time. If you use regular double A's it will not last as long and you will go through more batteries. Portability Definitely very portable. I do recommend getting a small camera bag or pouch for it just to keep it protected more. Plus you can store an extra memory card and extra batteries and keep everything together.