Summary: I really wanted to love this camera, I replaced my old 790sw that was a great camera for me. I just have to keep fighting with this camera to take a normal picture, its either to bright or to dark... I messed around with it on my vacation and lost a bunch of great pictures because this camera did not want to take a good picture, where my 790sw was just point and shoot no messing around with settings...
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.