As a first time mom, I wanted to make sure we had every safety feature possible. Everyone I talked to thought the video monitor was unnecessary. "Isn't the sound monitor enough?" I say, heck no, and now, so does my husband and my mom! The Summer Infant Video Monitor is a great! It comes with a large LED screen you can place on any table or shelf. An additional feature is the handheld monitor with a video screen as well. Both screens come with sound as well! The picture is clear and sharp. The camera swivels on it's base so it's easy to position to get every angle or close up views of your special bundle. The handheld monitor also comes with an auto shut off of the video screen so at night there isn't a large glaring light in your face as it sits on your night stand. There is a button on the top to hit to instantly view the baby when you need to, after the screen goes to standby mode. Only downside is the handheld monitor is bulky and the battery doesn't seem to last very long before it needs to be recharged.