"A nice UW camera but..."2.0 starson by BakatariTom
Pros: Very good photo quality compared to other UW cameras.
Very good movie quality and sound compared to other UW cameras.
Spare, proprietary batteries were easy to find and relatively inexpensive (<$20 each).
Cons: Zoom engine died after power button and zoom button were simultaneous pressed during startup.
Slow GPS refresh when power-saving mode was used.
Needs ability to charge batteries from solar panel or ext'l USB battery when on extended trip
Summary: All-in-all, this camera fulfilled its mission in conditions where very few cameras could. It took very good pictures and movies of a "once in a life-time" trip with my son in the Boundary Waters. We canoed and portaged almost 80 miles, played in waterfalls, swam, fished, took movies and photos of wildlife underwater and jumped off cliffs into lakes. Unfortunately, it died several months later from a weird circumstance unrelated to that mission. Would I recommend this camera? Yes. In fact, I've ordered another one. Why two stars? Well... the zoom engine failure shouldn't have happened. But let's face it... digital cameras have a finite life anyway. Two years... three? We'll see how Panasonic's warranty service performs.
Everyone spending time outdoors fishing, camping (in the rain!), boating or snorkeling should try this camera.