This is a good beginner camera for kids. It's not too flashy or complicated which makes it makes it perfect for your little one's first big kid camera. It's inexpensive, but doesn't take too bad of pictures. It'll take getting knocked around without busting. I know our kids dropped it quite a few times and it didn't effect the camera at all. It doesn't make that great of camera for teens or adults because the mega pixels are rather low compared to a lot of digital cameras out today. The pictures this camera take aren't really bad just not as high tech as most people are used to. The photos are kind of like taking pictures off of your camera phone. If you just want a little camera for young kids then this will be perfect for you. It's just as reliable as any other Polaroid product. and really is a good value for the price.For younger kids that are just excited to have a camera it's great. They never notice that the pictures aren't that great they are just excited to take pictures of all their friends and family.For us it was well worth the price to make our kids smile this holiday season.