Summary: I purchased this product for my boyfriend for Christmas back in 2012. Now, what you must know about him is that he is a "Sportsman". Hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, ice-climbing, rock-climbing, surfing, hunting; he does it all. He was constantly borrowing a relative's camera, one only 'shock-proof' and needed something durable, waterproof, freezeproof, and so much more. He needed something as close to intensive-action-proof as physically possible...
Summary: I used this camera a handful of times in the pool. Works great. I finally took out in the ocean . Taking pics of my son in 3ft of water. The LCD stopped working. Nikon quoted a price of $125 to fix it. Not worth it. This is my first experience with Nikon. I am sticking with Canon.
Excerpt: I bought this camera on sale and even at slightly over $200 US I feel like I didn't get much. After many years its the first camera I have that fits in my pocket. The image quality is acceptable but not spectacular. Its quite good at outdoor shots. However when shooting indoors with the flash it is really not acceptable at all. In these conditions the shutter speeds drops to an unacceptable level resulting in many blown and blurry shots.
Summary: I got this as a birthday gift a while back. It's still running strong and just as durable. I've taken this in the ocean, water parks and swimming pools. It's a great product that takes great pictures and video. Just remember, it's a point and shoot camera and not a DSLR. It can only do so much, but it shines in its category.
Summary: Had this product for less then 2 years and so much for the water proof! I used this product a hand full of times and at first I thought that it was going to be great but I was wrong , I called nikon when water got into the camera and nikon referred me to a repair shop , I just got the camera back and they told me it cant be fixed. Not worth the money.
Awesome camera but flooded when I was on vacation.
jim bird, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: I really loved this camera. I bought it 2 years ago for my trip to Oahu. I could not be more satisfied with this camera until this year on my trip to Maui. I took it snorkeling for 4 days straight and then it flooded while paying in the surf. I could not believe it. Sent in to Nikon for repair and it was suppose to cost an estimated $167. I opted out and will be buying the newest version later this year plus a warranty this time.
Summary: Camera worked amazing in Sydney as long as it is not in water, but as soon as we got to Fiji and did some scuba diving under 10 meters, the screen turned BLACK. Very upset considering that my purchase was a Nikon factory direct refurbished camera. I purchased it for the waterproof feature but it was a waste of money. I could have purchased a regular camera to received what I got. Camera turns on but doesn't do anything.
Excerpt: Very happy with the picture quality of this camera both outdoors and underwater. Used and abused this camera in some wonderful outdoor environments where you wouldn't want to take a non waterproof camera. Captured some memorable underwater photo's of the family swimming with fur seals in Jurien Bay, canyoning at Karijini National Park, white water tubing on the Collie River, snorkelling on the Ningaloo reef, mud crabbing, kayaking and then me not being careful enough...
Summary: This is a great "life-proof" camera. Have used it in the pool, lake and ocean. dropped it banged it up. does not dent or scratch easily. Takes outstanding pictures. Very easy interface and simplistic menus. If you are looking for a camera that has "beauty fix" and other add ins to make your pictures pretty, this is not your camera. If you are looking for a no shit camera that can take some punishment and provide beautiful pictures, this is it.
Summary: we live on a small island south of the Bahamas, and I write a photo-heavy blog about 2 Gringos living on a small island.in the Caribbean. I carry a point and shoot camera in the pocket of my cargo shorts every day. In 9 years here, I have averaged a camera a year. I have been through most major waterproof cameras, and since we spend a lot of time on and in the water, ruggedness is critical.