I bought this camera as a Christmas gift for my daughter in law who is a new mother and wants to take as many pictures as she can of my little 5 month old grandson, while he is growing up. It is very small and could be compared to the size of a normal sized cell phone. But do not let it's size fool you! This little camera takes pictures as good as my professional Canon Rebel does! But that should be expected with a camera that has 20 megapixels! If you take a lot of pictures with your cell phone and wish that it took better pictures, then this camera would be perfect to carry around in your pocket to use for picture taking, instead of using your cell phone. It is very, very small and easy to carry around on a walk outdoors or to a family gathering and then you can take all the pictures you want! I am seriously thinking about purchasing one for myself!