Scanlon: I bought this camera before a snorkeling trip to the Caribbean, thinking that, with the bright lens, it would deliver sharp images. I was wrong, and fortunately, I realized that before I went and returned it, for the Canon G15, which is not an underwater camera and more expensive, for sure, but which produced incredible images throughout our trip, almost on a par with my DSLR. Glad I made the change. Having said this, for years I had the Olympus 850 SW, which was an underwater camera. While I never had the opportunity to use it underwater, it did turn out very sharp images, Unfortunately, it was dropped and the LCD screen broke, necessitating the search for a new camera (for my wife). Needless to say, I was shocked at how soft the images from the TG-2 were.
I purchased a TG-2 recently and am very pleased with the sharpness of its images. It's not up to the level of my Nikkor primes but it's very good for a P&S camera, especially a waterproof one.
xiod_crlx: I love prices here in UK!!!!! THE ARE SO NICE!!!
$800 USA -> £800
it is not THAT sad with current pound->dollar rate of ~1:1.6 like it used to be - few years ago the rate was 1:2.1 effectively doubling the price (!)
but still, it is huge overpayment...
you can opt for grey market-no-manufacturer warranty to chase the lower price, but for honest, normal users it is a robbery IMHO
"In 2002, the Institute of Medicine estimated that over 18,000 Americans between the ages of 25-64 die annually because of lack of health insurance, a number comparable to the number who died of diabetes, stroke, or homicide in 2001."
xarcex: I just wish WP8 wasn't that bad, otherwise I'd buy this in a blink.
I see no compelling reason to get a WP8 device over Android, which comes on a huge variety of devices and is extremely configurable and customizable.
Combatmedic870: Windows 8 really....is not all that great. I prefer android and OIS over windows anyday.
"Windows Phone, in contrast, is gaining traction and critical mass is near."
The only thing I can conclude from that is that Steve Ballmer signs your paychecks.
Not surprising, I find Instagram's filters a lot more enjoyable to work with.
Nice shot from Luther Burbank Park.
As a Sony NEX-5N user who also has a couple Nikon DSLRs and a bunch of lenses, I welcome the competition for Sony. Maybe this will push them to develop better lenses for the NEX system. I'd like something like that 22mm f2 at a reasonable price. The Zeiss 24/1.8 is way too expensive.
This is what the Nikon mirrorless effort should have been like.
I'll take the so-so Sony lens roadmap and the awesome NEX APS-C sensors. MFT's latest sensors are about as good as a Canon Rebel from 2005ish, but the NEX 16 mp sensor is the equal of any 2012 APS-C DSLR.
Interesting. Wonder if the increasing number of stabilized bodies from Sony pushed Canon to stabilize some primes?
Francis Carver: Yawn.... YAWN!
People, just how many 70-200mm/F4 zooms does Planet Earth's inhabitants need, exactly?
None available new for the Nikon F mount, the Sony/Minolta A mount, and the Pentax K mount. I'd say there's an untapped market.