Cameras with longer battery life can take more photos before exhausting their batteries.
Special note: The measurement standard for battery life stipulates that if a camera has an internal flash, it must be used for 50% of photos taken. For this reason, comparisons of one camera with an internal flash to another without will not be comparable
Advanced Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communications for easy image sharing and even remote shooting (a first for a waterproof compact); Improved ruggedness; Manual exposure mode; Fast cycle times; 10fps continuous burst shooting at full resolution; Full 1080p HD video at up to 60p; Excellent battery life.
Mediocre still image quality; Slow startup; Slower-than-average autofocus; Choppy MP4 (most Web-friendly format) video quality.
Good still photo and video quality for its class; Built-in Wi-Fi for image sharing with a paired smartphone or tablet; Waterproof to a category-best depth of 59 feet; Generally speedy operation.
Not a huge improvement over predecessor; Lens dimmer than others at wide angle; Annoyingly sharp metal strap lugs; Below average battery life.