Every time I go to use my Sony Cybershot, I can't because the battery is dead! The battery life of my Sony Cybershot is absolutely horrendous, lasting usually one use and then dying; it's pathetic. I would recommend a different camera solely because of this annoyance. Aside from the battery life being poor, the camera takes pretty decent photographs. It is a nice, compact size and comes in black and sliver, and possibly other colors, too. It has a strap attached to the camera so you can wear that around your wrist. It comes with a USB cord so uploading photos to your computer is easy...IF you have the cord it came with! Otherwise, good luck, because it is not a standard USB cord. The camera takes photos quickly so it is easy to get shots, and it does have several different settings for different lighting, action shots, nighttime photographs, etc. If you want a compact camera that takes decent photos, this camera works, but if you are looking for something fancy, look elsewhere.