It includes the batter and charger as previously stated. It also has a USB card reader for downloading photos. You take the memory card out of the camera and put the card reader in your computer's USB port to load photos. Most newer computers have little SD slots, so the memory card can be put directly into the computer, ours does and I don't ever use the USB card reader.
I also suggest an extra battery, a larger SDHC memory card and lens protectors to go with the camera.
It does come with a batter and charger, but I don't think it does come with a cable. All ever do to download mt pics are to just take the SD card and download it directly onto my computer. I hope this helps.