I currently live in Okinawa, Japan and have the pleasure of enjoying great beaches and diving. I recently bought this camera and was a little skeptical about the ease of using it. I am a novice photographer and this was my first camera. It is so simple to use and it produced the clearest pictures. The microscope mode is great for the up close and personal shots and the underwater video could not be more clear. I am very happy with this camera and will definitely be a future customer.