I purchased this little camera when my Canon Powershot S230 broke in 2006. This is a great little camera and it was my primary camera until I bought my first DSLR, the Nikon D5000 in December 2009. The great thing about this camera is that it was cheap (in 2006 the little cash I had went towards travelling in Asia) and small. I could fit it in my pocket and take it everywhere. I captured lots of great memories with this camera but back then I didn't know much about taking "good" photos so they are just snapshots, but I am glad I have them. I still have this camera and do take it out with me on occation but since December 2009, most of my photos have been taken with the Nikon D5000.