Battery is charging and as soon as the light says charged I am going to snap away. My current DSLR (Nikon D40) has served me well but I could not resist the very low price of this mini. I wanted the video option and if this lil thing can do what I think it can instead of passing it on to my daughter I think I will just buy her one as a Christmas gift. Any advice would be well received on this camera and any pimp ideas as well. Thank you and I am very happy I found this place!