Summary: Can't say enough about this camera, when the weather is nasty/rainy/or we're at the beach in the humid salt spray we leave the phones in the safety of the truck and break this out without having to worry about it.
Summary: Needed a camera our engineering staff could take into the field, which means being subjected to the elements - rain, cold, dust, etc. This model got the nod because of its rugged features, plus dual image stabilization, and good price - $120.
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.