Summary: Great resitance for droppings, water, dust, you name it. Just be sure you'll NEVER get a nice picture indoors but if that's ok with you (just as I thought so when I bought it) you'll do great.
Summary: I have had this camera for about two years. My first waterproof camera (this same exact one) had some issues being waterproof. I actually think I got a defective one but thank god I bought an all inclusive warranty, so I was able to get my money back, no hassles. I had faith in the product and I really liked the size, shape, and easy to use menu, so I actually purchased a second one and hoped that it wasnt defective.
Over all it is a good enough camera for field trips.
25 April 2011
Summary: First, very good looking design. A little small for those big-hands people to use. No LED protection is a short cut. To the camera itself, it performs OK, but sometimes if you don't use the flash light, the image will looks terrible. Maybe it is because the photograghic chip is not that sensitive. So watch your lights when you use it. Menu is been designed not so easy to use, like when close-up or manual flash is needed, you need many steps to change the setting.
Summary: Not bad... a little overpriced, but nonetheless a nice, and surprisingly slim camera. Sharp pictures, especially when shooting in Landscape Mode. Only major complaint is the lag time between shots... longest I've seen on any digital camera.
Summary: It's great having a 'real' camera (not a cellphone) that I can just have with me. I've got other cameras but they're just too clunky to have with me all the time. Pictures are of SURPRISINGLY GOOD QUALITY for a camera of this size! Of course it does better outdoors than indoors with flash. Battery compartment: you'll need better fingernails than mine. A ridiculous oversight. Battery won't charge when hooked to PC.
Summary: I have had my camera for a few days so long term I'm not sure how it will hold up but if it's anything like my old Casio it will do well. I give it a 4 instead of a 5 because the way the battery is charged is by removing the battery each time =(. I had the Casio Z600 Casio Exilim EX-Z600 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Anti-Shake Zoom (Silver) before this for 3 1/2 years and that camera charged by setting it onto a base.