I currently own a kodak easy share camera and would trust this thing with my life. Its never failed me even when its been dropped from a height or in the bath, its like a mircle camera! It has a great front screen, really clear as well as easily worked out buttons, so someone with no camera experience would find this handly. Its not gimiky... its plain and simple, easy to use. the zooms particularly useful and the distance still produces a great picture, the only downside is it feels quite heavily great for holidays but not for nights out, weights down the handbag too much. picture quality great very easy to print photos as kodak photoshops are everywhere so you can pick and choose the most important pics. holds lots of picture, can upload on to computor and play around with the colours e.g. black and white. Defo worth the cash.