Summary: Love our Pentax. Third one we bought. I keep losing them. Very rugged. We just strap it to our packs and go. We don't worry about it breaking. Images come out great! Absolute must for the adventure type
Summary: Incredible camera. Outstanding photos. Truly water proof and it has survived the abuse I've put it through rather well. My one and only complaint is the tripod mount. It's cheap plastic and quickly got reamed out.
Summary: The camera was fine except for being slow. It could take 1 second to react after pressing the shutter button. BUT the Warranty work IS HORRIBLE. My camera failed after 10 month or so of use. I sent it in for repair and it took 5 month for Ricoh, the new owner of Pentax to fix my camera.
Survived washer and dryer and still takes great pictures
5 January 2015
Summary: Still works great and it is waterproof. Chose this model camera because my brother had one, which he inadvertently left in field jacket that was washed, tumbled dry in dryer, and yes, still functioned perfectly.
Summary: We bought this last May 2014 and it's stopped working December. We took great care of it, washed the salt away, dry it before using again. I am extremely disappointed as I thought this will be a long time companion for us.
Summary: So the lesson to be learned here is - buy the extended warranty... I wish I did. The first year of use I had with this camera, I was its biggest fan. I was able to take underwater photos in fresh and salt water (depths no greater than 5 or 6 feet).