Summary: A friend of mine had this camera and I liked what it could do - especially the underwater feature). I haven't used it too much and haven't had a chance to go underwater with it yet (too cold in New England this time of year - but it takes great pictures and has some really unusual features that are 'fun'!
Summary: We have used this camera in all kinds of harsh conditions, the camera does well. The strap that comes with it is not good, it released twice, once in the ocean and we almost lost the camera and all the pictures on it. Use a different strap!!! Seriously!
Excerpt: I bought a TG-2 as an underwater camera, something relatively cheap that I could take snorkelling or diving. Mainly I didn't want to go to the expense and risk of putting a larger sensor camera and a fancy lens into an underwater housing. My first use of the TG-2 was during a holiday on the Great Barrier Reef. For the price, I'm very happy with how it performed, though there are a few missing features (e.g. raw format) that I would have been happy to pay more for.
Summary: Very happy with this purchase, camera performed very well during our trip to Belize. f/2.0 aperture helps a lot underwater, if you can get close to the subject and shoot wide open, the results are really nice. Main areas to improve: RAW support, camera responsiveness to take first shot (it's OK, but compared to a DLSR, it's so slow. Even my iPhone 5s feels faster).
Summary: I really enjoy using this camera! I have 5 kids ages 14 to 3 and they all love using it as well. It is easy enough to use and you get great pictures. It is tough enough that I can let the kids use it and not worry about it being broken. I take this camera hiking with me and use the video and pictures to make presentations. People can't believe the images come from a point and shoot camera!
Summary: Wanted the camera as a gift but it was nice to have the additional accessories for what it would have cost me for the camera. The camera is GREAT! Pictures are clear and bright. There is many camera settings that help improve the quality of the photo taken or provide artsy enhancements of the shot you want. It is true, the camera doesn't break when dropped.
Summary: have used mostly for snorkeling based underwater photography with good outcome, great with the fisheye telephoto. have not had as much difficulty with viewscreen in bright light as reviews said. color rendition not as good as a canon compact. ,major complaint is lack of flash mode control in many settings, difficult to slave. placement of flash interferes with the wide angle and fisheye lens.