my husband bought me this camera as a gift and i have loved every second of it. there were a lot of cameras to choose from but out of all of them at the store we were at, this one was the best. i was sceptic on the price.. i'm a little uncomfortable spending so much money on something so small, but so far it's been worth it. i love the fact that it comes with a battery AND the charger. it takes really great pictures. it has a lot of different features for taking pictures that i wasn't used to on my other camera. it's really neat that it has settings for fireworks, water, snow, etc. having a camera like this with so many options really makes a difference in your pictures. the screen is really big and i like that a lot. i hate having to look at my pictures on a tiny screen that i can barely see. although it's pricey, i'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good quality camera. it has no cons! Image Quality I've taken some very professional looking photos with this camera. Battery Life Because I take a lot of pictures I wish the battery life lasted a little longer. Anytime you view the photos it takes some of the battery life away. Portability While it's easy to carry around I highly recommend a hard case. I have a soft case and it was forever turning on inside my purse.