As an avid outdoor kind of guy, I have always admired the beauty of nature. I have driven many people crazy telling them about the things I see. Then, I started using those inexpensive point and click. They just don't like weather. Then I tried mini digitals...but the quality just wasn't there. For Xmas, 2010, I was given the Kodak M580. WOW!!! I started playing with it, read up on the manual... as my pictures became better, the "WOW" factor continued to grow. I have used the video feature as well for my sons football.... again, "WOW"!!! The features of this camera continually amaze me. From bright snow days, to night pictures at The Grand River... a versatile unit to say the least. I LOVE MY KODAK! From an extreme close-up, to a distant zoom.... I now carry the M580 with me whenever I leave my place!! It only has two drawbacks, the small almost indented top 4 buttons are hard to use at night, and when using the zoom on video, it goes blurry at full zoom. Still, a great all-round digital that, after a full year, continues to amaze me!! THANKS, KODAK!!!