I actually purchased this camera for my daughter for Christmas because she loves taking pictures. Well, after a few months of it not being used I decided to reclaim it and use it for our trip to Europe this summer. This camera takes great pictures. I do not have a steady hand so most of the pictures I take with other cameras and my phone are blurry. Not with this camera though. I was able to snap pictures quickly from a moving bus and they still turned out great. Also, the battery life was outstanding. I fully charged it the night before we left for our trip and didn't have to recharge it until 5 days later. I also only used one memory card for the entire trip. As soon as we got home I loaded the pictures from the camera to my laptop with no problems. I would totally recommend this camera to someone who isn't that great at photography and still wants great pictures. I can't wait to get all of the pictures printed to an album so we can remember our European vacation for many years to come.