I bought two of the Vivitar-vivicam 8018 digital camera's for my two younger daughters for christmas this year. They both were so excited to get a "real " digital camera that was their very own. That is where the "good" stuff ends. ! My children tore open the christmas camera package and eageraly waited for their daddy to cut open the plastic around the camera. After installing the batteries (of course they were NOT included) the girls wanted to start taking pictures...they get the message...insert memory card! My other digital cameras work without a memory card, but they only hold like 10 pictures, but the Vivitar-vivicam 8018 digital camera's do not even take ONE picture. I bought "expensive" batteries and they still didnt even last 2 hours with this camera. I have learned my lesson...DONT by Vivitar, it is not worth the price, buy the time that you add ALL the batteries that you will need, and the SD memory card you will pay so much that you could have gotten a "name" brand for less, that has a chargable battery.