Had to resort to buying my own christmas present this year, still, I was not disappointed with this camera. I rather like having 6MP stamped across the front of it, just so I can show off to everyone else who has 5.1 and below...and yet it is as cheap as a 5 mega pixel camera!
You will find 5MP cameras that are a little more sleek and lightweight making them more portable...but the features packed into this camera more than make up for it.
-It records video...not great quality and only in thirty second clips, but it was an unexpected feature.
-The camera is a plug and play device, so if you have windows xp, it will just show up as a hard drive and you can drag the pictures and avi video files onto your desktop or wherever.
-This is a perfect beginner camera, with plenty of extra features that allow you to grow and develop your skills as a photographer.
-A decent sized LCD screen
-Excellent battery life
-Menu system on camera is quite simple to use after a little practice.
-A lightning fast startup
-Solid build quality.
-No huge instruction manual only a startup manual - the in depth one is in pdf format...which i don't mind.
Note: With the camera you only get 16MB SD card...this will not hold many pictures, especially if you increase the quality settings. Buy a cheap 256MB SD card, which will compliment the battery life a little better.
All in all, though...a fantastic camera and worthy of five stars. If, like me, you are part of the iPOD generation...then I'd say you are more suited to something a little more slim and stylish, not to take anything away from the G600, but there are more stylish cameras on the market without a doubt. Features and price make this camera hard to beat though.