Excerpt: We bought this camera to use while snorkeling and other activities where our DSLR would either be too bulky or at risk of the elements. Which is pretty much what the promotional material told us it would be good for. The camera took good enough pictures and video and everything was travelling well.
Buyer Beware, this camera is not even close to water proof
30 October 2014
Summary: Terrible product. It was only used a handful of times and it became water damaged twice, or on roughly 50% of its uses. The second time was a month out of warranty, but Nikon still wanted $125 or more to repair the same issue that they did not repair the previous time it broke.
Summary: After using it as a "regular" camera for two months and feeling very satisfied, I decided to use it in the water for the first time last week, and in some hours it stopped working. When I opened it was totally wet!!! I'm returning to my country and will lose the Nikon Warranty. Very disappointed.
Summary: DO NOT BUY This Camera. I researched this camera extensively here on amazon and on the internet. I saw that others had leak problems but chalked it up to them being incompetent at closing the camera.
Summary: At first I loved this camera. Now I am so disappointed. The screen went off but everything else worked, took it in for repair. I received a call say irreparable because of the extensive corrosion inside from water damage!?! I was not happy as there was no reason for water damage.
Do not buy! This camera couldn't handle taking pictures in rain!
Chris b., Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: At first this seemed like a great camera. After a few uses, though, the camera would no longer work after I took a picture while it was raining. I sent it in for repair and Nikon would not fix it because of "corrosion damage.
Summary: bought this camera last year, took to mexico snorkeling & after 3 pictures the screen went black & stayed black for 6 months after! It just turned on randomly, we didnt want to risk another black out this year on our new mexico trip so we purchased a under water dry bag to place the camera in.
In poor condition for a purported "Nikon factory reconditioned" camera
kenneth kenevan, Amazon
9 August 2014
Summary: Camera arrived today with multiple scratches on front camera body and on the view screen. In poor condition for a purported "Nikon factory reconditioned" camera. Be very careful or you might get stuck with a beat up, used, misrepresented camera.