Well, I just bought a new battery for my camera a couple weeks back and it’s been working great since! About a half hour ago, I went to pull it out of my pocket, and all I got was the hand strap! the camera actually broke apart from the strap!
The camera is still working beautifully, but it’s definitely got many many battle scars by now! The battery compartment closes, but once you open it the battery slides out right away. Normally there’s a little plastic latch to hold it in. The whole thing has a huge creak to it, and the buttons feel like they are super weak. etc etc.