Summary: i bought this camera to have an inexpensive, easy to use camera for a trip. It tried a few practice shots with it and got a "battery dead" message". Fortunately it uses AA batteries so we replaced them and took some extra ones with us. However, when we had taken 3 photos, the camera showed full and we couldn't take any more. The camera did not come with a detailed instruction manual in the box,, although you can find one on line and down load it.
Summary: I got this puppy at 50% off and for what it is, it's perfect. It fits in my purse, the zoom is adequate, and the macro setting is decent, too. The custom settings are pretty decent and it doesn't chew batteries. For its price range I am satisfied.