We just bought this camera to capture pictures of our kids. One feature we particularly looking for was a fast shutter speed to capture kids on the move. I like the fact that the camera feels sturdy, but is still compact enough to fit in your pocket. The sliding lens cover is a nice feature. It seems to be more durable than the little folding type covers that break easily. I am not particularly tech-savvy, so this camera is nice because it is easy to use and relatively intuitive.