So, I didn't buy this, but got it as a gift. I can't tell you if it is a good deal for the money as I don't know the price. That aside, I like this camera, It's very simple to use, nice and compact, fits well in my hand, and takes very good pictures. It feels much heavier than similar size cameras, but I think that gives it a solid feel. Once the weather gets better, I plan to take this with me to some various outdoor venues and give it a try there. When reviewing pictures/video on the camera, remember that you are watching them on a very small screen. You will see that there is much more detail when reviewing those same pictures on a larger screen such as your computer monitor. So far I've just taken pictures around the house, and the lack of a flash can be a problem there, but this camera is designed more for brighter conditions outside and does fine when there is enough natural light.