Summary: I purchased this camera for a 9 day rafting trip down the Colorado River. I was able to document the trip and take some nice photos. It was water and sand proof. I had two complaints: no manual mode and a short battery life.
Summary: Really an amazing camera for the price. A vast range of customization available to achieve outstanding pics in every conceivable condition in a user friendly interface. Sadly however out of the box the HDMI port was not working and now has been returned for repairs.
Summary: This review may not offer you much insight. I bought it for my son to use while caving; he liked the micro function of his Nikon Coolpix camera for taking pictures of insects, salamanders, frogs, bats, etc., but was looking for a waterproof camera.
Summary: Camera is working fine but battery completely charged once and won't charge again. Will need to buy another battery. Wouldn't charge while we were on vacation so we could only take pictures on our phones the rest of the vacation.
Summary: If you want a camera that is SPECIFICALLY for outdoor use, this is a great choice. If you need a camera to take on your mountain biking trip or while surfing, this tough and inexpensive camera is what you want. But that toughness comes at the price of photo quality.