The camera looks sturdy, and easy to handle. However, it is very slow when taking pictures.
First, after turning it on, it takes almost 2 seconds for the camera to be ready to shoot. Then after press the shutter, it takes another second or so to flash and take the picture. Then another 2 seconds (at least) to save the pic and get ready for next shot. The SD card was a 8GB class 6. Maybe that is why it is slow when saving the file. Overall, it is NOT worth the money.
The camera was purchased for an upcoming trip to the Caribbean and has yet to be used for it's intended purpose, taking pictures underwater. However after spending a few hours taking pictures and getting familiar with the camera it's apparent the reviews were pretty accurate. The camera can take some pretty decent pictures, but is pretty slow in every regard.
Product Summary: Attention adventure-seekers: this is the go-anywhere, do-anything camera you?ve been waiting for. It snaps stunning photos -- and records HD movies -- wherever you are. Whether hurtling down a rugged trail, plunging underwater, or balancing on your snowboard. The STYLUS TOUGH-8010 is engineered to thrive in any condition. A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater. Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. Rugged metal body and innovative shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 6.6-foot drop, bump, or other mishap. With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are protected. Boldly enter that winter wonderland without worrying about your camera. The STYLUS TOUGH-3000 is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures. A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. Product Specifications: Image Sensor - 14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3 Focal Length/Lens Configuration - 11 Lenses in 8 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses Zoom - 5x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom5.0 ? 25.0mm (28 ? 140mm equivalent in 35mm photography) Aperture Range - f3.5 (W) / f5.1 (T) Display - 2.7 HyperCrystal III LCD, 230,000 dots Focus System - CCD Contrast Detection Focus Range (from lens surface) - Normal mode: 23.6 ? infinity (0.6m ? infinity)Macro mode: Wide: 7.9 ? infinity (0.2m ? infinity); Tele: 19.7 ? infinity (0.5m ? infinity) Super Macro mode: 1.2 ? 23.6 (0.03m ? 0.6m), flash off Focus Mode - iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking Shutter Speed - 1/2000 sec. ?1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode) ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) - Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400,...