Conclusion: I purchased this camera for a special trip to use for snorkeling. It performed wonderfully under water and fish photos turned out great. It takes good pictures for day to day things, but the 5x zoom is not enough for many situations. The videos all have a clicking sound in them and I don't like to use it for video at all, so it becomes a less useful all-around camera. It is nice to have a camera that I don't worry about getting wet.
Conclusion: I owned my D20 since 2011 and I have been very happy with it. It produces very good quality photos, very easy to use and a lot better than than other water-proof in size and looks. I have always been a fan of Canon, so I chose this for my weatherproof camera as well. After years of using it in bodies of water, my camera was tested and failed in the waterfalls. Water breached through and was rendered unusable.
Summary: I needed a water resistant camera for use on a kayak. Did not really need anything totally waterproof, just resistant in case I was splashed or took a spill. Sadly, such a camera does not exist so I looked at waterproof cameras. I chose this one because all of my other cameras are Canon and I've had good luck with them. Unfortunately I did not like the image quality of this camera, so back it went.
Summary: There is nothing special about this camera, it is basic point and shot with all the related problems everybody knows, such as slow and unreliable focus, noise in low light, etc. The only reason to consider this camera is because it is sealed, you can take it with you to pool, underwater, etc. Now, you may seen this in other reviews, camera is made entirely of hard plastic. By looking on pictures I thought it is rubber and metal, but this is not true.
Excerpt: I bought the Olympus TG-2, but it leaked the third time I took it in the water. Never went deeper than 2 feet into water. Anyway, everything else is Canon, so I sent it back and ordered the Canon. So far, so good. The Olympus had faster autofocus, this one isn't quite as fast. Even so, I bought it just for the pool, and it takes good pictures. A bit pricey for that purpose, but then again, so was the Olympus.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Conclusion: I've had this camera for a little over a year. It was fun while it lasted. The camera may not seal correctly thus causing the unit to be flooded with water. So much for the underwater capability. All of my cameras are Canons but I would think twice about purchasing this unit.
Summary: After using this camera I personally like the old model better. Picture quality is okay, but not as good as last one. I also don't like where some of the buttons are located. Ie. The playback button and the on/off button are on top so I am constantly turning off the camera instead of taking a picture.
Summary: Pretty good camera it does what it says it will do but I returned it only because I found a better deal at my local walmart for around the same price, the new fujifilm that can go up to 50 feet under water, but if I hadn't found this camera I would have kept the cannon, good camera over all.
Excerpt: This is the second canon underwater camera I have purchased. all in all the camera works well. But the hand strap is designed for a left handed person. There are two places to put the hand strap. If you put the quick release on the bottom, then the camera does not sit flat on the table. If you put it on the top, a right handed person has to take it off the hand to use it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD