This Olympus Stylus 740 All Weather camera is the best digital camera we have ever owned. The camera is simple to use. It has a dial to turn to change modes, which is really handy. Other cameras switch modes digitally, and they default to their base mode, causing you to have to switch quickly if you want to take a picture or a movie. This camera uses a dial, which means whatever mode you set is where the camera stays until you change it. The camera is light and easy to carry and so far hasn't suffered any from my family's rather adventuresome style and heavy wear on cameras. (We've lost two so far to vacation mishaps, but this one seems pretty darn durable.) The video function is surprisingly good quality, and we use it all the time. In fact, we never use our digital video camera anymore since we found the video function on this one. The sound quality on the video is surprisingly good as well. The picture quality is more than adequate for every use we have tried to make of them so far. I have never regretted this purchase for one moment.