We bought this camera, like many other reviewers, for a childs birthday (our daughter who is 9). The power button was faulty from day one and it only switched on intermittently. It worked more often than not and my daughter seemed more than happy to tot around and take dozens of shots with it, so we just left it, and like all things it quickly loses its initial appeal and it gets stored in the cupboard until other events.
She began complaining that it wouldn't turn on at all, and then it would turn on randomly after several attempts, then it finally gave up responding when she wanted it most (during a family holiday this summer).
So all in all, its been a disappointing purchase. It was cheap, but then you're not going to spend £100s of pounds on a camera for a child are you, but at £39.99 (I see its gone up since though!) you still expect it to be fit for purpose. After all, why sell a camera that can't turn on?
Other than the power button not working, it seems a fairly robust piece of equipment, quite heavy, the photos are ok quality, a lot turn out blurred but its not a leica!
I would not recommend this camera, if the power button was reliable, then its a perfectly acceptable camera for a child, its pretty child proof and she enjoyed using it when it worked. I see other reviewers have experienced the same problem, so its clearly a manufacturing fault with the electronic components, poor quality testing obviously... which would make me think twice about buying any polaroid products in the future, as this product was clearly faulty and should not have been sold to the public.