Summary: So far this camera has exceeded my expectations. Very simple to use. Most of the buttons on the TG-630 are for one use only and the menu gives you a description of what each position does so its not necessary to memorize everything. The picture quality is real good including the HD video. I decided on this model because of its underwater capability and the wife and I are headed for the ocean soon so we will see how that works.
Summary: Purchased this camera so that I didn't have to take three different cameras with me on vacation. It worked great and is user friendly with lots of settings. I used it snorkeling and got great pictures. I have used it hiking and have gotten great shots. I have dropped it with no consequences. This is my new companion on all my adventures.
Summary: Having destroyed two cameras with fine sand and water I chose this to be a point and shoot trouble free. There are more features than I really expected and am delighted with it. A learning curve to remember to hold it by the base and not the top where the kens is is the only trouble. When first activated it opened in Russian! Help was onto this immediately and quickly changed back. Picture quality is outstanding.
Summary: Crisp photos underwater and above. Loved it! Amazing that a sleek camera can handle going underwater. Just remember to wipe water off the lens if you pop out of the water for an above-ground photo.
Summary: I love this camera. It does have two draw backs. In stead of using a standard multi-connector like on your cell phone cord it has a odd size. The second problem, is it is hard to hold and not get your fingers in the picture. I would buy this camera again.
Summary: I bought this for the water excursions we had set up on crusie ship. We were at Dunn Falls in Jamamica. Walked up the water falls, camera got soaked pretty good. Camera can be submerage into water down to 16 feet.Use it later to take underwater movies of stingrays. Excellent picture quality. Takes better pictures than any of my other cameras. For $170 you cannot beat this.