We bought this camera on a before Christmas sale. We really needed a new camera and jumped on this online deal. The camera is very easy to use - a pretty basic camera for just point and shoot pictures. The only problem we have had is it doesn't always turn on right away. Sometimes we have to push the on button several times before it actually turns on. I also am not the biggest fan of the software for downloading pictures onto the computer - it was not as easy to use as others. However, for the lower price this was a very fair value. We do like the large display screen in the back. The speed of capturing the pictures is not anything impressive, but again does the work. It's not fair to compare this to an expensive high end camera. But for a lower priced camera that pretty much anyone could use it is great. This would be a great camera for a first timer or a child, we are pretty basic technology people, so happy with the camera.