Summary: WHY CAN'T I GIVE NEGATIVE STARS? DON'T BUY THIS OR ANY OTHER SONY CAMERA!!!!! Sony makes crap cameras and their support will accuse you of breaking it. Purchase from a respectable camera maker like Canon, Nikon, or Fuji. I bought this for snorkeling and it corrupted my memory card on the first trip. OK, $10,000 trip with no pictures, because the camera corrupted the memory. Called Sony and they blamed the memory. Got two new memory cards for the next trip.
Summary: Was a great camera for the beginning-was able to bring it on a few trips, it got wet a little bit from rain, didn't break at the beach or while hiking, etc. But then it broke. It fell off a maybe 4 foot high counter and a piece came off of it. Luckily it still worked so I didn't mind that much (the piece was the one that kept the battery slot open, so was a little bummed that it wasn't waterproof anymore).
Summary: Well the camera was good, but I could have gotten a much cheaper "good" camera - I bought this one because of the Sony name and the waterproofing. Well, the waterproofing failed and the camera stopped working after only a few uses. I sent it back and Sony refused to replace it stating that water got in it. Do not buy this product unless you want to be out some $300 pretty quickly.
Summary: Works well in the pool, but brought to the beach one day and now it turns on, but won't take pictures. Will be looking for a better replacement waterproof camera that I can bring to the beach.
Summary: I purchased this camera with the hope that it would be able to keep up with my active lifestyle. When I received this product, I was anxious to see how it would hold up. I charged the battery and placed it in its protective slot, I was off to put it to the test. I wanted to try it in the pool before I used it at the lake or on our upcoming caribbean cruise. I switched it to underwater mode and it told me to check that all the openings were closed and sealed.
Summary: I got this camera for x-mas of 2010, I used maybe 3 times and noticed cracks on the edges (There is a piece that holds the screen on) on the side where the wrist strap is. I called Sony and they told me send it back, at my cost. The camera was gone for over a month becauase the part was on back order, which was not a good sign. Upon getting the camera back the FIRST time I used it the same cracks where back!!!
Summary: I was reasonably happy with this camera even though the image quality was poor and the touchscreen did not work as it should, the camera was purchased for its waterproof capabilities and it served its purpose for a while. It was not heavily used when the 1 year warranty expired and a week later a piece broke off of the lower right corner of the body. It was an unprovoked and not neglected. I did some research and this happens frequently with this camera.
Summary: It is just too sloooow and non-practical to take pictures, videos or play it back. At the store said the memory need to be fast "special", so I got the expensive memory and no change. The camera is just unusable. I will returned to the store or to Sony and get my money back.
Summary: not waterproof! not shockproof! paid 169 on black friday, and to fix it customer service is asking for over 220.... useless, ill never buy cameras from sony again, really bad customer service....