Bought one of these recently and so far i have not been disappointed. The camera takes pictures with great quality and the display screen is very large for viewing them. When selecting different shoot modes the camera explains on-screen what each shoot mode is, unlike some cameras where you have to try and work it out by the small picture on the wheel. Another good feature of the camera is the video, i didn't really buy the camera for the video function but it is surprisingly good quality. Since the camera is shooting HD stills (12.1mp) the filesize of each photo is slightly more than normal. Just as a guideline i am using a sony 2gb memory stick i can hold 420 pictures on the card. If i had to pick one downside to this camera, it would be because of the screen size and positioning of shoot button, it may be difficult to hold for someone with large hands (but note there is a wrist-strap included on the camera).