For a long time I have wanted a video camera, but not a big clunky one, or even one of the smaller ones that more professional videographers use. I wanted something that was simple and easy to carry with me in my purse- that was a step up from my cell phone camera. that is when I came across the RCA small wonders. It fit the bill for being smaller and seemed like it would withstand what I wanted to put it through- which is really actually pretty basic video making. I purchased my Small Wonder camcorder online and was eager to use it as soon as I got it in the mail. It is about perfect size, as to what I had wanted in the first place and I loved the colors of it as soon as I took it out of the box. It isn't a super expensive model, therefore it isn't a super high quality video- but it is a step up from most camera phones and as long as you know what you are doing- it does take pretty decent videos. The controls are easy to get used to and easy to use, nothing too complicated and nothing that required you to be up on the most reent technologies in order to be able to use it. It was just as easy for my older aunt to use as it was for me and my teenage nephews. Which was nice, that way I dont always have to be the one taking video. The price is nice, and for what you get it is for sure worth it. RCA makes quality products and this is another good quality product for the amount of money, and I would of been willing to pay even a little bit more for it. At the end of the day, it isn't something for photo pros, but if you are just starting out or are just looking for a video camera that will fit in your pocket or purse to take to soccer games or weddings- this is the camcorder for you.