I was very impressed by the pictures this Panasonic LUMIX takes, both indoors and outdoors. It takes great pictures in low lighting, which is important to me. I take a lot of pictures of my kids indoors, and a lot of our family gatherings are small and indoors. So I needed a camera that took quality pictures in low lighting. I already owned a Kodak Easy Share digital camera, which worked great outdoors, but not indoors without using the flash. It's very small and easy to turn on and quickly snap pictures. Image Quality For the price, the image quality is great. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a camera, this is a great alternative. Performance It snaps pictures quickly when you hit the button. I haven't had any problems taking action photos either. Durability I've dropped it several times and it still works like it's brand new! Portability It's very small, compact and portable. Who wants to carry around interchangeable lenses and a big camera all day long to take pictures of the kids at the circus, zoo or carnival? I know I don't. So this camera is great for special occasions as well as every day occasions.