Pros: Compact size, relative ease of use.
Cons: Lack of self-timer.
The only shortcoming I can find is the apparent lack of any manner of self-timer, to satisfy m' vain efforts to get a decent image of m' countenance so's to send it to my girl in England. Learned photography with an OM1 I bought in Southeast Asia in the 1970's; still have it, as well as
many of the available Zuiko lenses. The HP 315 is really a blessing when you need to travel light, but still want some well-done photographs, and not just snapshots. Built-in flash is also a major asset. I like the view through the
viewfinder; it approaches the quality of a good single-lens-reflex camera, and the framing is helpful for good
composition. I bought mine two years ago, got the linking cord to hook up to my full-size PC, and also got an HP printer in the package deal, even batteries, for right at $200 from the discount store, which The Scot in me considers as a Good Deal. I would not hesitate to recommend the HP 315 to anyone I know.