I purchased the Kodak Easy Share CX6445 Digital Camera back in January 2005. This was my first digital camera purchase. I really enjoy taking pictures and videos with this digital camera. You can take pictures in six different modes: Auto (general picture taking), Sport (subject is in motion), Portrait (full frame photos), Night (use to capture both subject and background at night), Landscape (distant scenary) and Close Up. You can also choose to take pictures in color or in black and white. Taking pictures in black and white always makes the photograph interesting looking. You can also take videos with sound using this camera. As of right now the camera is still working, even though it has been dropped on the ground and dropped in the sand several times. We did have a few problems with the flash when we were in Florida earlier this year but for some strange reason it started working again out of no where. The batteries go in the camera at the bottom. Just be careful not to break the latch that holds the batteries in. We broke it and now have to keep the batteries in by using tape.