Excerpt: I was fine with a D-10 until it leaked after warranty. So I tried the new one - first one lasted a couple years and the new one had better specs anyway. I've had bad luck with this one. Decent when it works, but had to send it back to Canon after a short time of low use for failed power. Then within a few uses the refurbished used one they sent back (with a scratch) doo-doo'ed (required edit of the c-word) out within a few uses underwater. Leaks. Bad seal system.
Summary: I am deeply disappointed in Amazon, Canon and PCNation for their service regarding this item. The camera was described as "waterproof;" mine was not. I used it on a Colorado River trip in wet conditions and it appeared to work fine. This year, outside of warranty, I attempted to use it underwater; it failed almost immediately (I did get three exposures.) I contacted Amazon which referred me to the seller (PCNation) which referred me to Canon.
Summary: I bought this camera for beach and snorkeling photos. Only used it twice on two beach vacations. The first vacation the camera was great! It takes amazing photos for a point and shoot, especially sunsets (better sunset photos than my DSL camera!). I ended up not going snorkeling on that trip, but still used the camera and was very happy with it. Fast forward a year to my next vacation. First time I took the camera into the water, it stopped working.
Summary: We are long time Canon camera owners so we bought this when we planned our trip to raft the Grand Canyon. Within days of being on the water the camera became fogged. After that point the camera was unable to take a picture that didn't just look like fog. While the camera was splashed some, it was never submerged at all. Essentially, it failed at its basic task.
Conclusion: I am extremely disappointed with this camera. Our family loves to be in the water. I thought this camera would be perfect. Unfortunately it is not really waterproof. The first one I bought started leaking within a month. Canon sent me a new one. (which was great for customer service) But, now the second one let water in too. :( Obviously it isn't waterproof like they advertise. I can't say anything bad against Canon's customer service and their other products.
Summary: Great, till it failed. I took my new camera on a Caribbean cruise. Having owned a similar model, I was ultra careful opening the port to download pictures. Eventually I opened the battery port to add a fresh one, on the next use it leaked and has refused to dry out and work. Believe me, I was careful.
Conclusion: I purchased this camera and used it underwater twice without problem. The third time while snorkeling it filled with water and is now useless. I will send it to Canon but am not hopeful they will replace it as it is out of warranty. After reading the reviews, I think this model is a lemon. Maybe the D30 will be better? I love my other Canon cameras (five)!
Summary: I bought this camera to use for beach and cruise vacations, so it was only used twice between the purchase date (December 2012) and it's failure date (January 2014). First trip to a Helmet Dive in the Caribbean yielded really wonderful pictures. The second use was on a beach vacation in Florida and again we got fun pics.