Summary: I have gone through several of the mid-range Olympus cameras in the last 5 years. I don't want an expensive camera to worry about. The Olympus is a good brand for me and I like the software. My main problem was having the lens not extend or withdraw. I think I solved the problem with this one! And I didn't have to learn a new camera, since it was the same back and software.
Summary: I bought this camera to take with me on a beach trip and I am extremely pleased with it. I carried it with me to the beach, submerged it in water several times, tossed it in the sand a few times, and even dropped it on accident once with no damage at all. It has great durability for my needs. But you don't want a camera just to be durable. It needs to function well and take great pictures, which this camera does.
Summary: We bought this camera for our honeymoon cruise and absolutely loved it. The pictures were great underwater and above! The battery lasted a long time. We were very impressed by this little camera for such a cheap price!
Summary: I am an amateur photographer who owns a couple of expensive, digital SLR cameras. However, I wasn't comfortable taking those on a canoe trip so I purchased this camera to take instead. Of course, it isn't quite as good as an expensive DSLR but it did a GREAT job for the event. Not only did it take decent pictures but it was very durable. I dropped it more than once in the canoe and it flopped around in the water with no issues.
Summary: I bought this camera for my granddaughter because the one she previously owned was dropped in the ocean (accidently). I did not know that this one was waterproof. Low and behold, it is. Way to go Amazon!!