This camera and the package deal is totally worth it. This Olympus takes really great, crisp pictures. It also takes a pretty quick picture. I really like the picture features, such as Panoramic, bubble and other cool options. I have taken it to the Sand Fest in Port Aransas as well as Kayaking on the river. It truly is waterproof. I have submerged it in the river while recording and it is FANTASTIC! Not a drop in the camera and nothing got messed up. The floating strap does keep the camera from sinking (I tested that too). I definitely recommend this camera and package deal. The camera itself comes in a package with battery and charger, plus you get two more batteries (you will have 3 batteries total) as well as extra chargers. I especially like the mini tripod. I keep it attached to the camera when kayaking. It flexes, so you can bend it around things to hold on. The USB memory card slot is pretty cool as well. **The only complaint I have about this camera is that the zoom in/out buttons are rubber instead of a solid product, so it can be hard to zoom in sometimes & it is close to the record button.** I would not let this deter me from purchasing again. I am truly satisfied with this one.