Summary: It's not bad at all in terms of quality, I intend to use it at the beach and underwater and so far the tests are pretty good, the seals are tight and locks are good, it won't open by accident. For $60 couldn't expect any better.
Summary: ..after taking it in the ocean twice. They sent me a new camera despite telling me they were just going to fix something and send it back, so that was nice, but it doesn't take great still shots and up to this point the outside levers get jammed after using it in the ocean. I did not, however, clean it using normal water after taking it in the ocean, which the tech guy said I should do.
Summary: The camera seems to work as advertised with the exception that the tripod mounting hole in the bottom does not fit standard tripods well. It seems to be configured to a different groove standard. For people not using a tripod, this is a fine little camera. If you need to use a tripod, beware.
Summary: Although this is handy, easy to use,fun etc -- take the claim that it is waterproof to 16 feet with a grain of salt. It is probably ok in heavy rain, coffee spills and such. I appeared to be water proof initially -- ok in the pool, ok the first day snorkeling and at the beach (never more than 5 feet down) -- but on the third day in 3-5 feet a couple of drops of seawater sqeezed past the seal around the SD card slot and fried both the SD card and the DV1.
Summary: Length:: 0:37 Mins Amazing little camera. It is waterproof. I took it in the shower. Strong water stream and moderately hot water. I found one tiny drop in the USB area. Then I went swimming in the pool and took video and stills under water to a depth of 3 feet. No water found in either the USB or SD card area. Then I took it kayak fishing and sailing in saltwater. Never dunked the camera in the saltwater but it did get splashed and handled with wet hands.