This camera was fantastic in the beginning. Very durable, great to take to the beach, kayaking, and all of our outdoor adventures. The video quality was fantastic. The pictures were fine, nothing special but they were great to capture things along the way while kayaking without the risk of taking another camera or your cell phone with you. The battery life was fantastic, too. Very easy to take with you places and easy to conceal or put in a pocket. It doesn't do well in low light situations, though. That all being said - it worked great for about two years. Then I went to turn it on and the battery was dead. So I charged it but nothing happened. Normally a little light comes on the side. I thought it may have been the charger so I got a different. Still, nothing. Turns out, after reading reviews, this happens quite a bit to this camera. It is some glitch that if you go to turn on your camera while it is dead, it kills it basically. There are a few ways to get around it and save it but I haven't had luck with it yet.