Received this as a wedding present to use on our honeymoon. (The blue was very appropriate for the Mediterranean!) It is so much fun to use and we've got a lot of great snaps. Yes, the film is crazy expensive, but you aren't going to use this camera as you would a normal one. We found out the hard way it's impossible to capture a good picture of a sunset (or indeed any thing with the sun in it) and yet needs a lot of light to work (despite the "high key" some photos did come out very dark) but you learn to work around it. Definitely a great little piece of kit, perfect for special occasions.