This is a high quality picture/video camera I have used for over a year now. I am very pleased with it, as it has many neat features, although at the same time it is relatively simple to use. For example, you can export your photos to your computer by simply taking out the memory stick, placing it inside a thin adaptor, and putting it into a small port on the computer. This is easier than having to untangle the wires to plug your camera into the USB port, although you can still do that if your computer doesn't have the correct port for the memory stick adaptor. The only issue I have with its zoom feature. The 10x optical zoom feature itself is perfectly fine for taking photos, but you can't zoom in or out while taking videos, and that is a hassle if you're trying to take a video of a fast moving object, such as an airplane taking off, or a fast train passing through a station. If Sony would fix this one issue, it would save me money in the future, as I wouldn't have to purchase a separate camera for video purposes.