Summary: I bought this camera over a year ago and we use it 5 nights a week to take before and after photos at our job sites where it is greasy and wet. I download the photos every week and charge the battery for the next week. I have not bought a new battery yet. It gets abused in the rough job environment but it still works and the pictures look great. FYI - I also bought two TG-320 models and one still works and one doesn't but it lasted almost a year.
Summary: Incredibly rugged and water proof. It must have dropped out of my winter jacket pocket while I was kayaking, ( bailing water out of the rowboat), and by the time I realized it was gone it must have floated away ( it was in a black foam pouch/ case). A search of the rocks at low tide showed nothing; the direction of the wind and tide suggested it ended up in deep reeds and marsh across the harbor and I gave it up as lost.
Summary: I bought this to take with my on a cruise. It did perfectly through pools and ocean. Not only did it last for the cruise, but years later it remains water tight, and it's been on several houseboat trips, including being thrown off the side of the boat. BUT! It doesn't float, and I would highly recommend buying a float attachment for it. I bought a yellow Chums waterproof camera float and it works perfectly!
Summary: I chose this camera,because of its lower price, and I didn't know a thing about digital cameras. This camera is very good for the lower price,and its not hard to figure out how to use,for a first time digital camera owner,thats not too interested in figuring out how to use something. The battery life Is excellent, and its lightweight. I would buy another one.
Summary: My brother has a much fancier version of this camera which he takes great pictures with. So when last Christmas rolled around, and plans for Washington DC in the spring, this camera was an obvious choice for my two kids. The camera is fully automatic to fully manual with everything in between. It has lots of other features. I miss the viewfinder, but I am old school (D)SLR trained and experienced for years and years.
Summary: I have been using this camera for almost a year and I like it a lot. The resolution is great, more than you will need and the fact that it is very durable is a huge bonus! I have not used it underwater and not sure I ever will. I was debating about getting the model that it a little more expensive and is crushproof but this one has suited me just fine.