This started out to be a great gift for my granddaughter but that didn't last long. She dropped it and the display shattered. She was very disappointed to say the least. I'm not recommending this camera because it's not as sturdy as I thought it would be.
I'll admit we have not read the directions, but a lot of the buttons look like what you would find on a regular camera so I would expect them to work the same way. Pictures are not a very good quality, I didn't expect them to be really nice, but better than they are. My son, who is 4, loves it anyway though!