i have had mine for about a month now, and it is worth every penny. i had previously bought a kodak playsport zx5, but after 1 week of using it on holiday, it begun to freeze and the videos and sound were not in sync. This camcorder however has survived a month in a very hot, very dusty Bahrain and a trip to a waterpark, where it was dropped and slid down a very big slide unaccompanied with not a scratch on it! The sound quality once wet is not as good as the zx5, but it stil works, so im happy with that! All in all, this camera has bettered the similarily priced above mentioned camcorder, and you would be, as i am, happy with your purchase! I am shocked that the price has already been lowered on amazon, i would buy one before they realise it is a mistake!!!!!