True for both shortcomings though, personally, the camera works well enough for Office Lens duties & the battery lasts me a typical business hours day. Still, it saves me carrying both a phone and a notetaker. Choose what works I'd say. For SGD$300 - I really have nothing to be complaining about. I'm still using a work Surface 3. Admittedly work issues me a Thinkpad and an HP as well for supporting various agencies but that Surface 3 is still my workhorse. Would be nice to have all EMR-supported machines, ya? Argh!