The camera is very rewarding for a great price. It is a reliable camera with great quality photographs. It had many features that I really enjoyed besides the great seven point two megapixle and three times optical zoom. I had a fun time taking pictures of myself with it's self taking timer. It would take a picture after 2 seconds, after 10 seconds, take a picture after it stopped detecting motion, and a timer that took after 10 seconds and then 2 seconds after the 10 seconds (this is the one I liked the most and used the most) The only reason I am not using this camera anymore is because I was taking some awesome pictures of our canoe trip, we tipped over, and my zip-lock bag wasn't sealed good enough. I worked with it for many days -taking the camera a-part and allowing the pieces to dry- it did end up working again really good, but after a month it quit working again, probably because the sediments dried up in it and it needed to be cleaned again. But it was a reliable camera for 3 years. The only complaint I had was that it took AA batteries and even with using the energizer-rechargable ones, they still didn't hold power as long as I liked and it was a hastle to keep some charged batteries with me.