Summary: I bought this camera for our trip to Bermuda so I would not have to carry my bigger SLR camera. After reading previous reviews, I was somewhat concerned about battery life even though I prefer the easy to replace AA batteries in this model. After using the camera inside and outside to become familiar with its functions, I found it to be simple to understand and easy to change settings. The pictures were bright and clear. The batteries lasted through my trial run easily.
Summary: It's a convenient size to keep in a pocket, even a shirt pocket, or a car glove compartment, and image quality is quite good. But there are serious limitations in the menus… If you want to use auto exposure bracketing, you need to be in P mode, but there you can't use the self timer. Crazy little annoyances like that are all over the place.
Summary: This camera is very great good quality and everything, there is only one small problem with this and that is its battery life. The battery dies way too fast and even with the high capacity batteries. So if you're getting this better have some batteries to go with it. 5 Star for camera photo and video qualities.