YES all the way, if you are looking to just have fun with it. If you want to take "serious" photos then don't buy it. There are rechargable batteries and chargers from ebay. Just search under 'battery charger' and you can scan through the results for one. Just ordered one yesterday with free worldwide shipping from Hong Kong for about $15.00. BTW, I just got mine a week ago and have been using it since. I also got this camera at ebay.