Summary: If you are considering buying a camera for general use my answer would be 'Buy It!' this is a great little gadget. I bought a set of lithium batteries (£7.+) from Argos and a memory card and have never looked back. Dropped it a couple of times but it's still going with no faults.
Summary: I bought 12 of these cameras 2 years ago (as a PTA funded project. One for each class in the school)and although it takes good pictures, I've had nothing but complaints about how quickly it drains the batteries. In some csases the camera will only allow one shoot per set of batteries which makes it very uneconomical in the long run.
Summary: We bought this only a year ago and it's very frustrating as the batteries are constantly run down by it - usually just as you want to take a photo. It's now just died completely - overall not good value for money.
Summary: My Kodak gave up on me after 10 years loyal service, and I decided to try the Samsung, looks nice, nice and small with a big screen at the back and good size dials and buttons (very good when your wear glasses). Very easy to use and takes 2 AA batteries which are cheap to buy, either rechargable or throw away type. Battery life as good as kodak one and if you puchase rechargable (available at Amazon - any gifts from Amazon kindly accepted)your outlay is very small.
Summary: I've had this camera for nearly 6 months and it has already died on me. The photo quality is poor, the shooting modes are confusing, the facial detection seems to focus on everything but people's faces and the battery life is short. I spent over £100 on this camera under the (false) assurance that it was high quality - yet here I am, 6 months down the line, having to buy a new camera! Avoid this one!
Summary: This is a really good camera. I got it for Christmas and it is really good quality, the pictures aren't blurry at all. There are plenty of options and it is quite light to carry. I was very happy with it and would definitely choose it again. Unfortunately something happened to it (not sure what) and it broke. Firstly the lens would not open properly or consistantly and when it did the camera would beep and turn off.