Excuse my long absence……..exams. Gotta Love em’! But, I got a new and wicked awesome camera and I must share it with you. It is an Olympus and it rocks! I have only had it two days but I am so glad I took the advice of the sales man because I was torn between the Nikon CoolPix and this Olympus Tough TG-820. Since the Coolpix had just come out I did not want to take the chance of having to return it in a week or two. The sales people told me that since the Olympus came out they had only heard positive feed back from the people who purchased it. With the Coolpix being brand new I figured that the kinks would need to be worked out of it. The Olympus is great! It is waterproof (33 feet) and shockproof (6 feet). I had mainly purchased this for a class that I am taking this summer that involves a lot of picture taking in oceanic mud flats. So I needed something durable and waterproof that would survive the many pictures and sea salt!! I will post pictures over the next few weeks from the class.