I got a Flip camera for my birthday and the video is pretty low quality. A friend had one of these and I was shocked at how much better the Kodak was. I wish the micraphone was a little better but at such a great price who can complain. I purchased one 2 months ago and love it. Even the battery life is pretty good. Performance It really performs better than other similarly priced ones. Battery Life The batteries last a long time before I have to recharge them. Durability Seems like it will last a long time. Everything still works even after being dropped a few times. Ease of Use Just push record and it does its job. After reading the directions I did discover a few features that make this Kodak even better. Design Perfectly designed to be taken anywhere. Fits great in my pocket and it is easy to carry around.