Summary: Totally waterproof !!! On our canoe trip we flipped over and amazing enough i was able to video the whole terrifying experience !!! i was amazed and very happy that i didn't lose any pictures or videos !!!
Summary: I wanted a camera I can bring in the water and mess around with, without being concerned that it will break. In these terms the camera is fantastic and I have not had any issues. I chose olympus because I typically get good quality photos out of the point and shoots at a good price but the pictures that come from this camera are poor quality and have horrible focus. I have messed around with the settings on the camera but the quality is still lacking.
Summary: I was looking for a great alternative to the crummy quality of toy cameras. My daughter loves taking pictures with this one. Bonus that it was refurbished, so we got a great price and it works great. The only thing about giving it to a child, is it has a bazillion settings which are easy to change, so I have to make sure to put it back on factory default often to avoid random quirks.
Summary: Overall this camera is very user friendly and takes great pictures. I purchased it to be used as an underwater camera on dives (with the associated housing) and am very pleased with the quality of the pictures so far. The only downside is the battery that comes with it. Perhaps it is just my camera, but it doesn't seem to hold a charge as long as other cameras and batteries I have used in the past.
Summary: I work in a remote jungle area with locals who are still learning how to take good care of sensitive equipment. This camera has lasted 2 years+ now (if I remember correctly), being carrying through jungles, towns, and everything in-between. It's a very humid environment,and it's had no problems. Way to go Olympus! It is "Tough"! Now as for image quality etc., I don't know, but as for toughness, that's my 2 cents...
Summary: I had an older version of the waterproof camera by olympus. When my water seal finally broke I invested in this one. Overall, the flash is too bright! I use my camera both indoors and in water and for evening use, it washes out the face! Outside and near water the camera is fine. It has a very slow capture time, so some special moments come and go before the camera take the pics.
Excerpt: I bought this camera in March/2011 for the dream trip to Hawaii. It was a last minute buy, so I didn't have enough time to test it before I took off. During my very first visit to the beach, water got into the camera and it stopped working. I called Olympus from there and all they said they could do was repair it for me, which would take no less than 2 weeks.