I bought this camera after a bad experience with another brand. It was cheap enough but WOW the results blew me away. First of all this camera is petite but does not give off a "I am very breakable" aura. The zoom makes the quality go down a bit as things get a bit blurry and such but I think thats about the same for any other normal digital camera. I am very impressed with the camera as a whole and so was my teacher since I used it to film a project for the class-I got an A. I highly recommend this camera if you don't care about it looking "cute" and if you want something durable that has clear pictures and AMAZING filming for a digital camera. Its also a very good camera if you want something small and easily portable. it has a 12.1 mega pixels which is very clear and crisp and the pictures almost always come out perfect with no blur. I hope to in the future try more SANYO brands as just from trying one product they h ave highly impressed me with their quality and durability as well. It even comes with software! Which is definitely a plus.