My partner got me this camera for christmas. I had been saying for along time i wanted one. I use it all the time in the house all the time, and outside capturing everything exciting on it. It is very easy to use as long as you keep the battery charged. All you do is move all the covers that cover the lens and viewer. Then you put it over to camera, then start filming. You point the camera at whatever as you see in the Lcd screen infront you. It is very good to capture all the memorable things my 10 mth son is doing, like smiling, crawling and pullimg himself on the furniture. I will also get him walking aswell. This camera cost £500.00, but is worth the money. It does many things like you can play back what you record, by flicking it to vcr and rewind to beginning, then press play, and hey presto there it is infront of you. You can also connect it to a vcr by using the cables supplied to play it back on the television. It has different menu's on it, like to edit it, date it and title it also many more features. I wonder if the normal camera's are going to just vanish one day, i think they probaly will as there are so many camcorders and digital cameras now. We are entering a new age i think, and out will go cameras and in will come camcorders and digital cameras. Even camcorders have changed from big ones down to the small ones now.