For the low price I expected this camera to not be very good. However the pictures and videos are excellent and unless you are going to blow up the photos to a large scale they are a great way of recording your holiday. I used this for a week's snorkelling inthe Maldives and got a lot of great shots. It does take a few seconds to turn on which is annoying but ok. And it turns off if you don't use it for a couple of minutes which is a great way of saving the battery. I would definately recommend it.