Summary: When choosing an underwater camera you have several things to consider such as: * the depth you will be diving to, and if you're a qualified scuba diver how deep it is possible for you to go, * if an underwater housing is available for your current camera, * the quality of the images you want to be able to take, * whether or not you want to be able to capture video, * and finally how much you want to spend.
Summary: Got the camera for a wedding shower and love it! Didn't figure out how to toggle between video and still until about my 6th dive and never did find that in the instruction manual (skimmed it briefly). To switch, just keep hitting the DISP button repeatedly. It cycles through different modes.
I only used 2 moist muchies over 14 dives in Cozumel. Definately lose color after about 40 feet, but still had good quality. A little photoshop helped with that.
Summary: I recently bought this camera at a local dive shop and was able to use it on a dive and a couple snorkel trips in Hawaii.
Previously, I was using an underwater camera bag (~$30) with a Sony DSC-V1 (5MP pro-sumer) to take snorkeling photos. I was able to get some great photos in the process. Unfortunately, that solution made it difficult to operate the camera, sometimes the bag plastic would warp/defocus the shot, and was a bit risky.