and it was - and still is - a terrific camera. Takes excellent pictures
Richard Crosby, Amazon
19 July 2014
Summary: This was a gift for our 6 year old daughter for a Caribbean cruise. She used it constantly, even under water, and it was - and still is - a terrific camera. Takes excellent pictures. This is great for younger, but creative and responsible kiddos.
Summary: With a hundred dollar camera, extra battery and hopped up SD card, this camera can't be beat. Pictures and videos are top notch. More features than I will ever use but easy enough to manipulate. Tough enough for my use. I can not comment on the waterproof capabilities or the underwater pictures as there is still three feet of snow on the lake.
Very fast, and dedicated video button is a killer feature!
John Keisling, Amazon
28 January 2014
Summary: I got this for Christmas and have used it on one trip to the Grand Canyon. I can't address the waterproofing yet, but I did drop it onto concrete once with no ill effects. We took about 100 pictures and shot about 10 minutes of video over three days with no recharging. We have a Canon DSLR and a Samsung shirt-pocket camera already, and what sets this one apart are two killer features: 1. Speed. It turns on very fast and takes pictures very fast.
Summary: The only thing I had a problem with was the menu button -- until my husband showed me to use it like a toggle switch and not press on it like the older model we had previously. In other words, instead of pressing on the top of the round menu button (which was NOT working, as others had complained), push from the opposite side in the direction you want to go. Works like a charm.