Wow, this camera is awesome. I am away from my digi SLR for a while so I needed an affordable camera that could easily fit into my hand, purse or pocket so I could send pictures home.
I opened up the packaging and got the camera powered up and ready to snap some pictures. With what power was on the battery I started to snap pictures. Fortunately, I purchased a 2GB memory card because th internal memory is only 24MB.
I really like the layout and ease of use of all the function buttons.
If you like an LCD screen that is a great size this one at 2.5 inches would work for you. I do wish that the camera had an orientation sensor. It gets a bit obnoxious to have to turn the camera every single time, but that is something I can live with.
The durability of this camera is pretty good as well. I have dropped it a few times and I frequently carry it in my purse with no protective case and it has a few scratches but no heavy wear and tear or performance issues.
I have been playing with this camera for two months and am still learning new things and new ways to use the settings. I have taken pictures inside, outside, at night and of moving objects and have done so with great ease. I also enjoy using the video camera setting. I have taken a variety of videos within the past couple of months and have had some great clips as a result.
Overall, I am pleased with this camera. I never expected perfection, just quality.