I am not a professional photographer by any means, however, I do like to take pictures, and because of that, I own several cameras. I picked up this Samsung about 3 years ago, on sale, as something to use around the house and mainly for ebay. It turned out that I ended up trying to take this one with me a lot, because its small and compact enough to just toss in my purse or pocket. I regret getting it though, as its not been a great camera. Image Quality Image quality is probably the most important thing when getting a camera. I can not get a great picture out of this camera if I tried. I just don't see why it never wants to focus, no matter what red eye feature I set it on, people always have red eyes, the colors are dull and even when I use a flash, it has a hard time focusing. Performance It works ok, the buttons do what you tell them to, but its not a great camera. Ease of Use Its definitely easy to use. There's not a lot to it. Durability Hold up pretty well actually. Maybe the only thing I do like about it. Even though I throw it in my bag a lot and tote it around, it seems to be holding up great. I have dropped it a few times and had to piece it back together, but it went fine. Battery Life I have a rechargeable battery for it, and it seems to last for a while, depending on if I am taking a lot of videos or not. Portability Small and compact, easy to carry around.