We have owned this little camera for almost three years, and it operates like a champ. It is not too expensive, but it takes great pictures and great videos. We have never felt the need to purchase a video camera because we are able to take quality videos with this little guy. We have four small children, and this camera has endured their little hands and curiousity well. We do not mind that it does not have a view finder like other reviewers because we use the viewing screen for everything. We have the lithium battery pack that must be recharged using an EasyShare printer which is sort of inconvient, but this battery has a longer life than purchasing individual re-chargable batteries. Sometimes we have difficult printing images on our printer, but I believe that is a problem with the printer, not the camera. Overall, we have loved this camera, and we would definitely purchase it again!