Summary: I have had the camera for more than one year now and I am very happy with the pictures that I have shot. I am not a wizard with technology so I just tend to point and shoot. Most of the time the shots will be of a really high quality. The zoom function is really user friendly, as is the switching between picture shots and video recording. The battery life is good. Recharging the small canon battery is easy, and makes the camera lighter and less bulky than otherwise.