Summary: I purchased this camera for the purpose of having an underwater camera to take with me when I travel for SCUBA diving (I purchased the housing for deeper dives separately). I did not expect it to become my go-to camera for all of my general photography needs. It is incredibly fast, takes excellent pictures, and has plenty of useful features. The fact that it is so ruggedly built and is waterproof to 40 feet without any additional equipment is practically a bonus.
Summary: I'll be using this lens on upcoming vacations. The playing with it I did shows both the versatility and creativity it offers. It's gotten some great group shots and some interesting landscapes in the late winter snows. If you have to chose between this lens and the telephoto, get this one.
The Best Camera Your Money Will Buy and Be happy About it, WOOOT
7 January 2013
Summary: I have owned the Olympus tough cameras since they began. I am a true believer, not only do I need a camera small, tough and shoots a great picture, I need it dust resistant, water resistant, and when you download the shots, it is as though your looking at what you took the picture of... Nice. Love Love Love the different features.
Summary: we took tons of underwater pictures and videos as well as regular non-underwater. It was awesome for both. I barely took out my digital SLR because thsi worked so well and was so small it was much more convenient to take around.