"WOW Just WOW"on by PogoTex
Pros Great brand
Small enough for pocket
Great images and features
Simple to use, but has advanced features
Cons Battery Life
Summary Bought this at Costco on sale! Going on a cruise and wanted a small camera so I would not have to take my DSLR, the wife didn't like the "tourist" factor. We also wanted to be around water and not be worried. After a week on the cruise, the camera was in my pocket almost always, we got some great images that I would not have gotten because the big camera simply wouldn't have been with me. The ability to take quick panoramic shots was great and the video function was both simple and quite good. My wife took the camera and was doing a ship tour for a friend planning to go on a cruise later. She was able to do most everything without reading the manual or needing much help. We went snorkeling and the underwater function was simple duck under the water and take photos. No fuss, no muss. There is plenty of space on the 4 gig card, 30 minutes of HD video or 450 or so images at the highest resolution. The only downside and it is small was that the battery needed to be charged at the end of every day. That's probably because I spent so much time looking at the pictures. The camera now is in my every day bag almost all the time.
Pros Takes great underwater photos and videos. Also don't have to worry about the camera if it is raining or wet.
Cons Seems a bit expensive as compared to other waterproof cameras. However I did get it with a $50 instant rebate. After tax it was still over $300. However I bought it because of the brand. Have had other Nikon cameras that I have been very happy with.
Summary This little camera takes great pictures. Clearly it isn't one of those $1,000 or more cameras but for what it is I have no complaints. I bought the camera to take with me on vacation to Hawaii (10 days on Oahu and 4 days on Maui). I couldn't be more happy with the camera. I went on the Arizona memorial tour and then the USS Missouri. While on the Missouri it started to rain pretty good. With any other camera I would have been worried. Not with this one at all. It took great pictures all through the rain. Also took some pictures while swimming in the ocean. No problems there either. Then went to Maui and did some snorkeling. I took both several pictures and videos and all turned out great. You can actually hear whales in the video and it is amazing.