Timmbits: it is nice to see an underwater camera with a larger than tiny sensor for a change... now all we need is an underwater RX100 that is really compact. ;)
put the rx100 in the recsea housing and it is still noticeably smaller and compact than 95% of the offerings out there. plus, a tiny camera underwater is a handling nightmare...unless you have tiny hands, of course.
SayCheesePlease: Film based underwater cameras (Nikonos included) are a royal pain in the anterior to use and very difficult to capture good images. Certainly possible, but difficult.
This camera is awesome, great hi iso, great lens, one session can take hundreds of images and/or video, small, less expensive.
Bravo Nikon! The whole water-sport world celebrates this camera
until I see how this camera actually performs underwater, I am not celebrating a $700USD underwater camera when I can still get the E-PM1 w/housing for $500...since I do like surf photography this may work for that...now let's see some hands on reviews in some of these water sports.
edit: agree with howaboutraw...had no issues with my NikV, either
why couldn't they make the XZ2 this compact?
yup, the one thing i was looking for (as with everyone else, it seems) is not part of this "upgrade"...RAW.