This is my 2nd digital camera. My first one was very low quality, so I decided to upgrade to this Samsung L-700. Overall the camera is great. It is 7.2 Megapixels which makes for a very clear, high quality, ready to print photo. One of the things that attracted me to this particular model is the small compact size. It fits right into my pocket. The screen size is also nice and big. It is 2.5 inches, and still very clear. There are many shooting options with this camera, such as white balance(which inlcudes cloudy, sunny, tungsten, fluorescent, and manual), sensitivity, and exposure compensation. You can also change the color of the pictures to black and white, sepia, and other color tints. It has 3X optical zoom, which comes out a pretty clear. The camera only comes with 20 MB of space, so you have to buy a memory card to hold more photos, especially the high quality ones. I really like the movie mode on this camera. You can edit the movies right there on the screen when youre finished. However, for a beginner the camera buttons may be a little confusing. When I first bought it I was confused abou the "=/-" button, as well as the buttons that said "M" and "E". Once you read the instruction booklet it becomes a breeze. This camera is great for personal everyday use. You wouldn't buy this camera is for looking for top quality magazine prints, but for simple family shots I'd say this camera is perfect. You really can't beat it for the price.