Chatting to a friend at work today (online) and I said I liked some photos she'd taken the night before of Tower Bridge lit up- what camera? And she said "That one you gave me" WHOA! About 6 years ago one of the regulars in the Bell's said "You know something about cameras is this any good? Have it I don't want it" It was a Sony compact, he found lying in the street, I can't remember the model but i did Google it at the time and it was a fairly expensive model. No memory card and no charger. But he'd walked past it 3 or so days before he thought to pick it up So when Vanda asked about buying a new camera I said "I have no idea if this will work but you just need a charger at first to check the battery and then if that is okay a memory card" . She got a cheapo charger and the battery worked so she went out and got a memory card and here we are 6 years later and she still uses it, it's been all over the place with her and she tells me it's the best camera she has ever had!