Everyone has an Olympus 1050 in my family. It's a basic modern camera and it is just very easy to use. Mine is black and to turn it on all you have to do is slide down the little panel in the front of the camera to reveal the lense. On the back it has a very big screen with all the buttons for your pictures. One thing I do not like about the camera is that it does not zoom in very far. My camera has done well underwater and takes great underwater pictures. But unfortunately, I do know that someone's camera has broken from being underwater, which is why I try to keep it underwater as less as possible. It is shockproof but I have not dropped it so I'm not sure how well that works. I like how it has a reusable battery, and the battery length is okay. It is not bad but it is not extraordinairily great either. But for basic vacation pictures and just family fun this is a great camera to have. VERY easy to operate.