Summary: I have had this camera for about 3 years now. Its been kayaking, fishing, out in the snow, hiking, biking and on and on. I've literally stuck the thing on the end of my walking stick to take pictures of fish and crawdad. I've swam with it and taken some great video underwater.
Summary: Casio was one of the first one on the rugged segment and still among the best. I used it in an aquarium (with some fear the first time) then in a river, in the red sea, and even inside a full pint of beer. Result is always good. It lasts well in cold climate, due to the rather small screen also.
Summary: This camera survived several firefights and a couple nearby explosions during a year long deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Most of my buddies went through two or three cameras. Only downside is that the controls are not very intuitive.
Summary: The Exilim EX-G1, a camera that does not float but occasionally gets home sick. I dropped this camera in the water in Cayucous, CA and it was washed away with the tide in mid August, 2011. On September 7th it washed up on the beach to be found by a local couple that happened to walk by.
Summary: Your not going to find a tougher camera. To make a long story short about a week after I bought this camera( 200 bucks is one hell of a deal for this thing by the way ) this camera and I went for a wild ride across interstate 94.
Summary: I took this camera (with no case at all) on a caving tip, it fell in mud and sand got wet and dropped, never had a problem, filmed everything, best camera i have ever bought, if rugged is what you want this is the camera to get
Summary: Well made. Slim but yet feels solid and sturdy. Menus are easy to navigate but I'm not a professional photographer, so I stick with the auto best shot function and so far it has taken great pictures in every case. The flash offers enough light to take pics in complete darkness!