Summary: I got this camera because I frequently walk the dog in the rain and snow (in winter), and didn't want to risk my more expensive cameras. I have been very pleasantly surprised! This little camera has an amazing array of fun features. it is not the fastest either to focus or to write to the card.
Summary: I opened it and took it camping to rivers and waterfalls, and so far its wonderful. However, Reading the manual I discovered that rubber seals must be changed every year, I wish I had known that before.
Summary: I LOVE this camera. I am a professional photographer and a commercial dive harvester and have only recently begun playing with underwater photography. I bought this to play with on a trip to Hawaii, and it was SO MUCH FUN.
Summary: I bought this camera to use on a two day rafting trip knowing that it would get very wet. It performed pretty well, including video. However, it is possible, or probable, that you will have times when you miss a picture or starting video because you haven't released the shutter.
Summary: I bought this camera after reading the reviews on it in Parents magazine, which highly recommended it for people with kids. My daughter is 7 months old and we have captured some priceless pictures of her with this great camera.
Summary: Seems durable. Definitely functions well in/around water. Survived a day in and out of my pocket at the water park. Easy to use once you learn the functions. Waterproof hatches (battery cover, etc) not the easiest to use compared to other models looked at, but so far, they do their jobs.
Summary: Brilliant camera. I love the look and feel. The interface is not as easy to use as my old camera. I think that there are just too many options / modes to select making it difficult to scroll through them all when you are in a hurry. However, there is one feature that is brilliant.
Summary: Waterproof battery and plug compartments do not feel very secure and I was disappointed to read that the waterproof seals should be redone every year; this was not stated in the advertising. The camera arrived with only Japanese instructions, not even a startup folder in English.
Summary: I have used this camera twice on hikes. It takes decent but not fantastic shots. It is easy to use, I didn't have to read the manual to figure it out. It is rugged and I found out that it can be dropped without breaking.