We purchased the 8.2 MP Kodak as a replacement for our old 5 MP Kodak. For the $299, it was a great deal! So far, we've been able to take amazing sillhoutette images of our kids in the sunset, panoramic images of landscapes, and close ups of interesting local events - without getting anywhere near the crowd!
This camera met all my 'standard' requirements. It takes AA batteries (none of those crazy proprietary batteries that cost $40 a piece). It uses SD cards, so all our previous media was compatible. And it's easy to use. I flip the on/off switch, set it to automatic and take a picture. The ease of use doesn't limit the functionality, though. My husband switches it to hyper-mode, as I call it, and he can change all the settings - shutter speed, aperature, ISO.
This Kodak isn't so large is isn't portable. It is larger than standard digital cameras, but is much smaller than Digital SLRs. It combines features of the two quite nicely, as well.
Some other great features are its ability to take many images before the camera stalls to process them; the ability to turn the flash on/off with a single button; the ability to change the compression and quality (megapixels) of the images.
So far, our only complaint is that the ISO priority option generally leads to grainy photos.
That, though, has been a very small 'problem' in comparison to the amazing photos we've been able to take. We were able to skip our Christmas trip to the photo studio by setting up a white sheet and taking the photos ourselves. I think they turned out just as well, if not better, than what we would have paid $60 for professionally.
I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is avid about taking great pictures.