They are obviously not what I get from my DSLR, but I am pleased with the quality both indoor and out. The flash takes a minute indoors or in low light, but it seems to respond well in sunlight. I bought this camera for an upcoming beach vacation and to have at the pool, but I am already carrying it with me all the time because of size. I think you will be pleased.
it uses a rechargeable LI-Ion battery that is used in a few other cameras from other manufacturers. It is about 1/4" thick x1"x1 1/2". Not sure what the stock battery costs, but I am sure it is overpriced. If you enter the battery number NP-45s in Amazon search there are several after market suppliers that are dirt cheap. The one I selected had two batteries plus an external charger (VERY handy so you don't tie the camera up when charging the battery). That charger is very fast too. It also included a small tripod (works fine for pocket use), some screen protectors and a Vivitar device to let you read the SD cards into your computer. That last is worthless to me as all of my computers take SD cards directly. You can also connect the camera via an included USB cable to transfer images and videos. Finally you can transfer using the camera wireless function which works great. The price for that complete package was very cheap and the batteries are actually slightly better ahr rating than the stock one. I have a total of three batteries now. One battery lasts quite a long time for stills depending if you use flash or not. IF I shoot at the 1080p highest quality video mode, one battery will give about 45 minutes of continuus recording (no pausing). If you pause when shooting it will actually go a bit longer. That continous shooting makes the battery warm and the recording time is less as a result. Originally I was hoping to get a camera that used AA batteries like my old Nikon as they are available anywhere. But it turns out these batteries are actually cheaper than rechargeable AAs so that is a moot point. Only possible issue is if you need new batteries out in the boon docks you are out of luck....but I figure 3 of them is more shooting than I possibly need. By the way the recharger for the camera and the one that is external is useable with the correct adaptor plug here in the US at 120 volts 60 cycle or overseas at 240 volt 50 cycles.