The reason that I'm writing this is because my wife said to me a few days ago:
"Let's get a new camera! We've had this one since before our boy (he is 12) was born. Why don't we buy a camera that we can bring everywhere without having to worry?"
Since then I've been spending a lot of time looking at different reviews and sites and come to the conclusion that what we need is a one of either Nikon AW-110/Olympus TG-2/Pentax WG-3/Lumix TS-5.
When I read all the user comments here at dpreview I get the impression that all of these cameras really SUCK! You can't see the screen, you can't use the buttons, the battery time is worthless, you can't (and this seems to be the most important flaw) take decent photos with them.
Is this really true?
Should we give up the idea of buying a camera that you can bring to the beach/slope/woods and not have to worry? And still take decent photos?