Summary: I consider myself an advanced novice, and normally shoot with a D7000 Nikon. I wanted a portable camera I could take to countries where the bigger camera is not as welcomed, as well as one that I could use in rough areas. The camera has a lot of good potential. Great built in GPS function to locate each shot, even in 3rd world countries (GPS works everywhere). The functionality took a little getting accustomed to, with little documentation to assist.
Summary: Decent camera for the price, although the seller (Buy Dig) should have included the owners manual. It cost an additional $10.00 from the manufacturer just to figure out all the settings and buttons.
Summary: H have an olympus PHD (push here dummy) camera and love it. When I bought this camera I thought it was similar but this camera does so many things I am confused with working it I am NOT an avid camera buff but I am not stupid either but this camera is very confusing.
Summary: We purchased this to replace another waterproof camera (Sony) that crapped out recently. We really wanted to like this one, but the photo quality was much less crisp than our last one. As you are preparing to take the picture everything looks super clear and crisp on the screen, but the second you take the picture everything turns slightly blurry.
Summary: This camera works as a good point and shoot and is fairly intuitive. It takes pretty good photos for a point and shoot and has some cute features. However there are two things which keep it from being a great product , 1) the clicking in the background of the video, and 2) it does not shoot raw. The clicking has ruined some video I had planned to use as part of a presentation, and the absences of raw means that you can't really blow up portions of the photographs.
Summary: This camera is pretty great for the price! The video is amazing and there are so many different effects to do to your pictures. There are many different settings for the camera as well, it helps get the best quality picture, you can actually see the difference when you use those settings vs. some cameras you change the setting and don't notice it. Also there is a slow motion effect that you can use on this camera to make cool videos.
Summary: I like the camera. It has great style and the overall functions are very good. I've a number of this style, just older. However, I'm disappointed with digital zoom pictures. They don't come in clear, and the image stabilizer it not as good as it should be in this setting. There is a setting on the camera labeled as "Super-Res Zoom", but I can't get seem to find it, no matter what I try.