I bought this for my wife after ordering the SX260HS for myself. The viewfinder is a big plus in this very easy to use camera. Picture and video quality is outstanding at this price. The practicality of the 2 x AA battery power source is enhanced by the inheritance of 4 Canon rechargeable AAs and the charger from my now dying Canon A80. The A80 was brilliant until the 4MP sensor started to die. The A1300 is a good successor, missing only the orientable screen now reserved for the likes of G12. At under £80 this was phenomenally good value for money and a great little camera to have in one's pocket or purse.