I bought this camera in 2003 to take with me on the A.T.trail. I found it easy to use,and it feels comfortable in your hands. Never had to worry about getting it wet,dusty,dirty,or being "gentle" with it. It can handle whatever the outdoors (or I ) put it through! It is now 2010. I still use this camera wherever I go. Still taking amazing photos! I am worried that as everything is going digital,there will come a time I can no longer get film, as I am finding it a little harder to get. I really hope not,as I would feel as if I'm losing a best friend. I'm not sure Canon even makes this camera anymore. Pity if they don't .Maybe if they made THIS one into a digital? I'll keep checking.