This was one of the first of many cameras that I have bought in the past few years. It was also one of the worst I have ever purchased I have had a couple that were worse but this being a Vivitar product I expected much more. The camera took very low quality pictures in my opinion it just didn't seem to ever focus well, the entire time I used the particular unit I took lots of pictures. In most cases I would get one decent photograph out of around sixty that I would take in a given time. I used this Vivitar for about three months before I decided for sure it wasn't user error causing the problems. I wouldn't recommend this camera for anything more than a camera for a child to play with. The battery life is the one good quality I have found with this unit it seemed to last a lot longer than some of my others do, but a good battery life on a bad camera just doesn't mean a lot to me. I did however like the ease of use with this camera it functions well and reacts quickly in most cases, it just doesn't take a good picture.