I can't say enough good things about this camera. The first one I had, broke because my niece threw it at the kitchen floor. The camera actually held up quite well and I'm sure it was an easy fix, but I decided to just buy a new one. I can't remember what the price was exactly, but I do know that it was an average price for a camera like this. It came with a cord to plug into the computer, a memory card and a carrying case. Eventually the strap on the carrying case broke, but it wasn't a big deal. This camera was very easy to get started with and it's simple to use. It has so many features that I haven't even used them all in the past 5 years. I just mainly use this camera for simple pictures and videos. The picture and video quality is amazing. I rarely get a bad picture even if a person is in motion. I use rechargeable batteries in mine now, but I used to use regular batteries as well and they last quite a while. The camera doesn't seem to drain them fast at all. This camera has been through a lot and it's still working great. I would recommend it to anyone. I think it would even be great for professional pictures as well.