Editors Liked

  • Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof, Build quality, Colour reproduction, Image quality at close and medium distances, Fair price
  • Outstanding design; excellent feature set and shooting options for its class
  • Rugged, waterproof design, Good ergonomics and aesthetics, Excellent 1cm macro mode, Plenty of scene modes and functionality, Special wide-angle scene mode, In-camera panorama stitching, Macro illumination, Customizable function button, Fast autofocus,
  • Ruggedized without being ugly. Waterproof up to 18 feet and resistant to extremes in cold. 720p HDvideo support, plus face detection plus Microscope mode gives you plenty of robust shooting options. Comes with a carabiner
  • Extremely sturdy, wellbuilt camera, Image quality is pretty good overall, Several incamera editing features are easy to use, LCD is very bright, works well in direct sunlight, Fast startup times, fast autofocus in good light

Editors Didn't Like

  • Vulnerable front glass, Noisy at high ISO, Image quality at infinity
  • Short battery life; no optical or mechanical image stabilization
  • Mediocre HD video quality, No optical zoom during videos, Buttons difficult to handle with gloves, Power button too flush with camera, No optical image stabilization, No manual exposure mode, ISO rises noticeably in Auto Flash shots, Auto white balance
  • Noisy images and video in lowlight situations. No real whizbang features aside from ruggedness
  • Some images are a little soft, but it's not noticeable unless you're making very large prints, Original MSRP is a little high, Too heavy and wide to operate onehanded, No optical image stabilization, only digital IS