Unfortunately, a picture of a camera tells you nothing about it's real operating condition. If the camera looked like this and I was buying it from my sister, I'd have no problem. If I was buying it from a stranger, I'd want a strong guarantee that I could return it, as well as proof that the guarantee would be upheld, before I'd consider spending anything for it. But that's just me...you'll have to decide whether or not it's worth the chance for you.