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: Great photos BUT the first time we used it we somehow managed to get a large zig-zag scratch across the viewing LCD screen. This is supposed to be a 'rugged' waterproof camera. How the heck did they make the LCD screen out of material that scratched so easily. We were very careful with our new camera which we kept in a protective case. Bad flaw. Also, I wasn't expecting the camera to be made with a shiny finish - a bit of barracuda appeal? Otherwise - brilliant.
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: Worked great for my dive trip with the case. The delay between button and shutter is lower than normal which is nice. Easy to use. Underwater mode does not have enough red and manual white balance works better. I was very excited to have GPS but it takes 3-5" with access to uninterrupted sky to get a location so that was a failure on our trip. Never got any locations on our dives. Nice to have a camera that will be somewhat waterproof even if the case leaked.
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.
Summary: I've used this camera over the summer, on two trips in the ocean (one beach, one scuba) as well as for several swim team events. The camera takes great pictures above and below water and has many options for optimizing settings for the specific photographic scene. It has several underwater modes depending on what you are photographing and there is even some basic capability to set the aperture if you want to get creative.
Summary: Short sweet and to the point: Pro: Takes excellent pics in all weather and underwater, durable (my kids have dropped it and still works great) Cons: Sometimes takes a while to process pics (depending on your setting)
Summary: This camera is great! Among other things, it has a super macro mode with which you can capture things really close. I like almost everything about this camera so far. I have only had it for a couple of days so I still have not tested it underwater or how tough it really is. But regarding picture quality and other aspects of it, it is great, including video. I don't hear any noise at all in the video as described by other customers.
Summary: I have the older Olympus Tough and love that it is waterproof, drop proof, and mud proof. I upgraded to this one as it was hard to take action shots with the old one due to the shutter speed. This by comparison is far, far better. It turns on/off quickly, and you can shoot several in a row because of the better shutter speed. I do wish this came with a lens cap for the price, and also that the zoom was wider, but I guess you make some sacrificies.