My digital camera was with me since the 2004 and still is providing me great pictures all the time! It never changed, you wouldn't think it is already a 4 year old electronic gadget. It is very durable and is powered with equally durable batteries, which were the only once that given off after the long years of use on all occasions. Anyway, there are many rechargeable batteries to acquire should your genuine ones are used up. It is also computer friendly with its own usb. You can also use a card reader for that matter. This way, you can download any of your pictures, fast and easy. Its control panel is very easy to use, you don't even need to read the manual every now and then to learn the basics and advance features of this digital camera. Most importantly, you can also use it as a moving cam. The length of video time will depend on the memory of your external memory. The overall appearance of this electronic gadget is another story. Even at 4 years, it really looks nice so Im not enticed of the newer versions.