I've had this camera for three years now; I've taken it camping, running, boating, and I've dropped this thing enough times to split granite. But remarkably this small, black camera has survived all these ordeals, and with nothing but scratches to show for it. Still, it is not only the durability that impressed me. The Kodak V530 takes wonderful pictures. The clarity is remarkable, especially for such a small, sleek camera. I've taken many "action shots" of people waving frantically or running, all with minimal blurring. In addition to simply taking pictures, the V530 is also capable of capturing video. Unfortunately, the alloted memory for a video clip is only five minutes. But still, the point of a camera is to take still shots, and for that, the Kodak V530 is perfect.