This Toshiba is small enough to fit your pocket/purse and has a good set of features and it comes with very user friendly software. It takes good pictures with six quality levels and is not the kind of digital that will quicky look and feel outdated by newer machines on the market. Battery life (rechargeable) is very good. Beware the USB download arrangements as the camera dosn't always always like downloading in this mode - serial is ok. I'm pleased I bought mine. Why did Toshiba make the subsequent model so much bigger and bulkier?