The sony bloggie is an interesting camera. It has HD capabilities, and yet, still fits in your pocket. At the time, this was nice, but with technology still developing each year, there will be (maybe already are out there) better cameras than this about the same size. Performance Performs like a charm! The HD looks nice, and the pictures aren't bad either. On occasion though, there is a bit of blur, but you just need to keep your hand steady. The auto-focus doesn't work very well with some backgrounds, but overall, the quality is good. Battery Life Unfortunately, the battery for this model is inside the device, and not removable. Filming HD takes a lot of power, yes, so having the 2-3 hour battery life is somewhat understandable. Still, it's sad that there isn't a battery pack you can switch to. Durability HD camera is surprisingly sturdy. I dropped mine a few times (unintentionally, of course), and it didn't leave any scratches, marks, or anything. Didn't get damaged, and still works great. Ease of Use This is very easy to use. Sony even included software for importing/sending pictures to be a breeze. Very easy, very fun. Design Good design, fits perfectly in your pocket. Still, I would have liked to have a removable battery, to be able to change it out, and not just have to charge it.