I've always liked the Optio line of cameras. Pentax uses top quality lenses for them, ensuring that you get crisp, clear images that look good even when blown up. The camera has a moderate set of features, and they are laid out in an easy to use interface. If you are looking for advanced features, this camera is not for you. One thing I love about Optios is that they are extremely durable. Mine got wet a couple times and kept working (though you should always try to keep it dry). It also took a few nasty drops and kept working. The only thing that ultimately stopped it was when I lost it on a trip to California. I think it was stolen from my hotel room, actually, which was really frustrating. But I bought a new Optio, because they're that good.