Summary: I have owned this camera for several years now. It has always been a fantastic little camera for me. The 5 megapixels didn't make any difference to me: it still took pictures as good as my mom's more expensive 10 mp camera. I see a lot of people don't like how quickly it goes through batteries.
Summary: I had this camera for several years and it has worked great! It's only a 5MP camera, but for most jobs that is plenty (so why spend $$$ on a camera in my opinion). The only catch is that it works best with lithium batteries. Solid camera!
Summary: there is a bit of a lag between when you push down the button and when the shutter actually goes off. even if you pre-setup the photo by pushing down the button half way, there is still maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 second delay.
Summary: The fact that this camera "eats" batteries shouldn't be underestimated. For example, if you plan on taking several photo's while on vacation, plan on burning through AT LEAST 2 batteries per day, and that assumes that you turn off the camera between shots.
Summary: Received camera for a gift. Dropped camera two months later. Camera was damage so easy. The lens was stuck and would not retract. Cost to repair $$$, was not worth having it repaired. I think I will try a Cannon this time.
Summary: This camera is very handy. I am impressed with the different settings and it is much easier to record action than my previous digital. The software included is not nearly as handy as the Camedia software I've used in the past.
Summary: The good news: Pictures are excellent. The bad news: to reiterate what others say, it eats batteries - and getting rechargeables does not solve the problem. I went on vacation with 2 10-packs of batteries, and used 10-12 batteries (vacation was 10 days, took 300 pictures - the 512MB card holds over...
Summary: Slow shot-to-shot and seems to eat batteries. However, the image quality is great. I recommend purchasing a 1GB XD card, which will allow you to capture and store 1000+ 5MP images. To eliminate the battery problem, I purchased cheap 2600mAh 1.25v NiMH rechargeable batteries from Fryes and the camera...