Excerpt: I bought this little snapper not longer than a week ago, having to choose between it and a Canon PowerShot A2300. Can't really remember what exactly made me decide against the PowerShot, but it must've been some sorts of automations like sweep panorama that the Sony has, and the fact that I can't get a sure grip on the Canon newer design. I only payed 50 euros for it, which made it a cheap choice, an instant buy.
Summary: I had this camera for several years, and I loved it. I loved the color and appearance of it. I loved the small size, and most of all the great pictures it took. Unfortunately, it became unusable for a ridiculous reason. There is a tiny, plastic piece that holds the battery in the camera. The battery has to be removed regularly to be recharged. Over time, the little plastic piece became bent and eventually would not hold the battery in place any longer.
Summary: This is a great camera for someone who simply wants to snap a picture here and there. It does have a slight delay in taking the picture (why I gave it a 4/5) so isn't very good for taking pictures of kids. Other than that small issue it's a great camera. The panorama function works well but you have to make sure to move the camera smoothly otherwise the picture will get choppy. It is a small camera so perfect for fitting into a pocket.
Summary: Most people don't have an appreciation of good photography. Even if they like "good" pictures, they don't try to learn. They just want to point and click and be done with it. That being said, this camera has way too many features. I bought it for my elderly mother and she doesn't even use it. When I take pictures for her I have to remember how.