Editors Liked

  • Low price for a ruggedized camera. Thin, attractive build. Waterproof up to 10 feet. Can survive drops up to 7 feet. Can operate in temperatures as low as 14ºF
  • Attractive design and sturdy build, Small, pocketable size, Waterproof to 10 feet for 60 minutes, Dustproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Customizable on-screen Control Panel, Easy to use, Wide range of standard and unique scene modes, Fast autofocus, Very
  • Rugged, tough construction, Low shutter lag
  • Slim body makes for unobtrusive pocketing, ruggedness
  • Hella tough. Waterproof. Thin and lightweight
  • Waterproof, shock and cold resistant, Good shutter lag and AF performance, Many user inputs for image adjustment, Good ergonomics for gloved use (within reason on the gloves)
  • Eye-catching design; rugged specifications live up to claims

Editors Didn't Like

  • Soft images. No protective lens cover. Slow recycle times between shots. Dated user interface
  • Extremely slow shot-to-shot time, Lens doesn't go very wide, Corner and overall softness, Moderate chromatic aberration, No optical or mechanical image stabilization, Details slightly soft, Weak flash (not uncommon), Uses microSD cards, Green, yellow
  • Photo quality is merely OK, Long shottoshot times, Over designed
  • Body too slim for comfortable use, 38mm lens not wide, image quality, electronic antishake
  • Prone to flare. Washed-out colours. Fuzzy screen
  • No printed user's guide, No stabilization, Average ISO performance at best
  • Minor design flaws with battery cover; no wide-angle lens; image quality degrades from ISO 200