The coolpix camera is the best camera I've come across in a long time, not only is it slender in size, durable around kids, but it's also affordable!!!!! I only paid $100.00 for mine granted it was on sale but it's only $150 regular price. Thats a great deal considering all the lovely features it has to offer. The battery is rechargable, which means no spending hundereds of dollars on high priced batteries! It comes with the charger, charges in 30 minutes! That gives you almost 3 hours of battery life. My poor coolpix pics has been through hell with my accident prone self and a 2 year old boy, yet still works like new! I've dropped it a number of times, it's been juiced by my son, peanutbuttered, stepped on, sat on and, left out in the cold van. I swear this thing has nine lives like a cat it seems indistruckable! I know it's not but this camera has made it through alot, and survived beautifuly. I recommend coolpix to ANYONE needing a digital camera it's more than worth the price and the pictures come out crystal clear, print beautifuly and, it shoots moving images perfect! This is the number one affordable digital camera in my book hands down! I promise this would be one purchase never regreted!