We had to send the camera back twice because every time we used it underwater the LCD screen would mess up. Nikon finally gave us our money back after the last return. Do not use it underwater for snorkeling or scuba diving even though it says it can go underwater 60ft. The pictures it took when it worked are amazing.
I have not used the Nikon Cool PIcs camera a lot since purchasing it so I really can't fairly attest to the such things as battery life. I thought it was a little high priced for no zoom lens. The picture quality looks good on camera but, again, have not downloaded them to see the actual quality. My biggest pleasure was in finding out how user friendly the menu and settings are, very nice for someone who tends to be technologically challenged. Some mention that the shoot button seems a little squishy but I didn't find that to be the case. I also love the fact that it is rugged, considering I take a lot of my pictures while 4-wheeling in some rugged areas. Love the GPS feature, it's why I was willing to pay a little more than I would normally would have wanted to.