We've had this camera for one and a half years now. It's produced some great quality photos for us. The battery life is good. We can take it out without worrying that it'll die before the day's up. It can be charged via USB so gives you options to top-up in the car while out on the road.
It doesn't have a sepia or black and white mode as far as we can determine which our previous Sony camera had, and the zoom can be heard on video sometimes, but I still want to give this camera five stars.
P.S. This camera case
fits this camera perfectly (assuming you don't want to include cables, etc).