I had some great expectations due to the Sony name. I have owned a million Sony products and have loved all of them. I don't think this camera has lived up to the Sony name. This is what I like about it: It takes decent basic pictures; the compact size makes it easy to slide into pockets or my wife's purse; the screen on the back is good-sized, given the overall small size of the camera; has good battery life; it takes decent short videos. Here is what I don't like; There is an interminable delay between pressing the button and the taking of the picture. It is not just 1-2 seconds, but is sometimes 5 or 6 seconds. This results in a lot of missed pictures and a lot of blurry pictures; the zoom does not zoom in very close. Also the lever for the zoom is not very user-friendly. We have had the camera for a few years and haven't had any problems with it, so I guess that is a good thing. I still love Sony, but the major drawbacks to this camera would make me not want to buy another Sony camera.