This was my first ever digital camera and it remains to be my only one to this day. I've had it for a few years and it has been very reliable. It is easy to connect to a computer and viewing and transferring photos is a breeze. The photos are great quality. This camera also isn't very large compared to other more bulky ones. The size is important because a big camera just means more weight to carry around. The picture quality is simply amazing for this camera. You can view the picture on the camera after you have taken the picture and you can delete it right there if for some reason you do not like your picture. This camera is recommended for people who are looking for a new digital camera. Overall, this camera is compact, has a great picture quality, and is easy to work with. There has been no trouble for me.
The picture quality is outstanding for a small camera, which is the reason we picked the minolta dimage. The only times it has struggled are in poor light conditions, but if you want to niggle about things like that then i guess you should be buying a proffessional camera
I did drop it a year or so ago, and the casing being made of plastic, it did quite a bit of damage. We have since repaired it with sellotape and have adapted to using it without, and the camera is still working to this day (after about two years of use). If i were to buy another camera i would probably go for something a bit more robust - as i am quite clumsy and don't want the first drop (it was about three foot) to ruin the camera. Saying that, you can get some good prices on this camera if you shop around and would be good as an entry level camera