I bought the waterproof Nikon Coopix about a year ago. It has gone on a family vacation, to the swimming pool and out surfing many times. It's photo quality is good but not nearly as good as my Cannon Rebel (not waterproof). My biggest frustration with the waterproof camera is holding it while swimming. I found a nice belt to help hold the camera at www.surfpouch.com. I, also, have no idea why my camera has a GPS . . .maybe I don't travel enough.