This is a great little camera! The batteries last longer than expected, the picture quality is certainly decent, the zoom is adequate. The ONLY thing I miss is the optional view finder, which this obviously doesn't have. It does have different settings, such as auto (does it all for you) to manual, portrait, auto shake (for folks like me :) and a great way tstore on a memory card. For the price, you really can't beat the Samsung S85. As an introductory camera, I would certainly recommend it. I use it as my everyday camera, taking what pictures I need. The upload is simple, the software to edit is included and easy to use and as I stated earlier, battery usage is minimal.