Summary: My daughter wanted a small point and shoot camera for Christmas to compliment the Canon T2i that she received on her 18th birthday. Being a college freshman, majoring in Graphic Design and Journalism, she wanted to bring a camera to concerts, parties, the beach, fraternity parties etc.
Excerpt: I go this camera prior to a trip to Hawaii to use underwater, and to have later as a carry-everywhere camera. The main reasons I chose it over other underwater cameras were: 1. Lens protection when not in use. 2. High quality results with exmor sensor. 3. Super close macro distance (~1cm). 4.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my daughter who just moved to the Caribbean. She loves this camera and is thrilled with the underwater feature as well as the 3D sweep panorama. She has found this camera to be everything described and more. Great camera with great features.
Summary: I bought this camera about a week before a two-week Caribbean vacation, persuaded mainly by the reviews. I didn't have time to play with it or read the manual before my trip. I launched straight into using it. Here are some of my favorite things: 1.
Summary: I took this camera out to the Badlands in the Anza Borrego desert twice and it worked flawless. It was covered in dust and I did drop it from 5 feet to test it. Still worked perfect. I then took the camera on a hike and dropped it from 5 feet into a river. I reached in and took a couple of pictures.
Summary: Well, I already have an Olympus and Pentax underwater camera. Got the Sony because of the high pixel density. The first time I used it in the water it lasted about 30 minutes and quit. I suspected water intrusion and confirmed it after exiting the water.
Summary: Amazing little camera. Finally a camera that shoots like an SLR but fits in my pocket. I'd read lots of reviews about this camera and wanted to put to rest some of them. First, the start-up time. I've read some reviews where people were complaining about lengthy start up time.
Summary: I'm not a camera aficionado, or very good at reviews I guess, so I don't have a pros and cons list but I really like this camera. I can't speak to the waterproof-ness of it because I haven't used it in the water yet but I can say it has plenty of picture settings, the images come out clean and sharp...