I am writing this review after this camera failed, but I would still recommend it and will be replacing it by buying another one. Let me explain.
We bought this camera quite a while ago as it was good quality and sturdy looking, and not too expensive for a good brand. The reviews we read were good, so we went for it and got it in time for our hols.
It has travelled to many places with us, and I have to say, has not always had the easiest life as we have three children who love to have a go with it too. It has stood up admirably to this! It's been used on the beach, in the rain, and every other place you can think that you would not normally use your camera. Recently there is a problem with the screen and it's just mainly black, so it may have died, but it has had a hard life.
I think other cameras would have been finished long before this one!