Summary: I bought this camera after trying out a friend's and not happy with Kodak's similar M40 Easyshare model. I was thinking about going back to a Casio Exilim, which I've been very pleased with in the past, but also was looking for something a little nicer. I'm about to embark on a month-long road trip and wanted something reliable, compact and would take decent to awesome pictures. I must say I am very pleased thus far. Great zoom for a camera this size.