Summary: well it lasted till 8/17/13. my son accidently dropped it 4' and top silver plastic bezel cracked and center snapshot button also. Its rated for a higher fall. everything would still work but no one will sell me the replacement parts. They want it sent in to repair or local repair.
Summary: I bought this camera approximately two years ago to replace a DSLR camera that I accidentally "drowned" in the Kenai River. I wanted a camera that would shoot decent still photos and videos, but could withstand a little dunking in the wilderness.
Summary: My camera did really well for the first 3 months I had it, since I got it for Christmas. But, once it started getting warm enough to go swimming, and I started taking it in the water, it started to not have as great quality of pictures.
Summary: I bought this camera specifically because it was waterproof and I was going on a cruise. First time I used it in the ocean the door flipped opened and, no wonder, stopped working. Had to deal with the company I bought it from and they helped me with Fuji to make a claim.
Summary: I was so excited to get this camera as a wedding gift and take it on our cruise. However, on the first night of our honeymoon we realized how terrible the quality of the indoor pictures were. We spent a couple of hours trying every setting and nothing worked to make them better.
Summary: Shot over 900 images, and 110 were ghost-lke files. They show up on Sd card as big files, BUt are un-viewable and not fixable to view (both Jpgs and movie files too (.avi). But a real camera, like a canon 60D. Lost shots of giant crater hverfall, where Tom$ cvruise filmed Oblivion in June 2012.
Summary: An inexpensive camera purchased primarily for that reason. It was $100. Carrying a multi thousand dollar DSLR rig to parties isn't always convenient. Plus, having to spend five minutes explaining to someone how to use it to snap a pic that has me in it just isn't always possible.
Pros: 21 usable modes., Face Detect, Panorama in camera, Image cataloging and sorting features in camera., Can produce good images in unexpected conditions., Several user controllable flash options including OFF!, One-button 'silent mode'!, Offset lens makes one handed operation easier and additionally...
Cons: Battery can be put in backward!, Heavy processing of images in some modes resulting in bad/unusable images., Water protective lens cover glass acts just like a bad filter on a regular camera. Lots of flare and some double imaging when used under certain conditions., Already short Battery life ver...