Mine only died because it took a quick dunk into the pool (along with me fully clothed!) when the dog jumped up on me and suprised me. I suggested the fixed 35mm f/2.8 in the Stylus Epic as opposed to a P&S with a zoom because the zooms on P&S cameras are notoriously slow. Since the non-DX coded film speed with the Stylus Epic is ISO100 I keep mine loaded with bulk rolled FP4. Great little camera!