Summary: camera is excellent and works well.. done pictures and video underwater in my pool and they look amazing. on the other hand the charger is a universal type charger and does not work correctly but still happy with the camera itself
Summary: I absolutely adore this camera. Since I do like it very much, I'll start with the Cons! -Paint is ~~easily~~ scratched. If you plan on getting this thing out at the beach be very careful about sand getting into the sliding front. I am OCD as hell and mine still managed a scratch when I took one second to not pay attention. -The battery life is TERRIBLE on video mode. I easily breeze through my 3 batteries with this. -It shoots double-photos ALL the time.
Summary: I've had this thing since 2011. I've never tested it underwater, but never think twice to get it in the rain. It has a very nice angle of view that kills many other cameras that I've come across. I was able to get the Burj Khalifa in frame while standing near the bottom. The ruggedness is awesome; I've never had to worry about getting it wet, dirty, or dropping it in water. So it goes with me everywhere which is why I wanted it.
Summary: Very light and easy to use. The video quality is amazing but the software is cumbersome to figure out anything. I used it under water and it works great. I have never been a big fan of putting so many options on a camera that you don't really know which is the best setting. I would rather point and shoot for the best image. It's hard to rate a camera when a phone does so much in one package.
Summary: I am an old time film SLR junkie but needed a good camera for my wife who dislikes.... no make that HATE all the controls that you have to use with SLR/DSLR's. She want's a reliable, tough camera where all that has to be done is to compose the picture and press the button. We have more that 2000 pics with this camera and it absolutely delivers. It has not been underwater but has been soaked in rain while visiting Asia and Italy.
Summary: I really like Sony cyber-shots. I think I used to own the first one they came out with. I've tried other small camera brands like Canon and Nikon, but I prefer the quality and ease of the Sony types. I really love the panorama option. I miss some of the silly options that the other cyber-shots had, but they aren't very important. I could just make the effort to do some photo editing once the pictures are on my computer.