It is advertised as being easy to use. As a kid I was always one to follow the LEGO instructions to the T, but never really enjoy reading instruction manuals on electronics. With this little guy, you can practically toss the instruction manual out the window because it's so easy and intuitive. I have yet to open the instruction manual.
Sealed Unit = No User Error and Accidental Flooding
First major plus is that it's a completely sealed unit. That means there's ZERO chance of you installing the o-ring wrong or getting a hair caught in there or any other number of "operator error" kind of mistake when putting together your camera system resulting in a flooded housing. No worries there. This camera charges through a wet-contact at the bottom of the camera. And there's a ton of internal storage for photos and video, so no need for keeping track of a memory card. The images also download to your computer via the USB wet contact point or via WiFi.
Now let's talk about the buttons. There are only 3, wide "piano key" style buttons on the back (next to the nice sized LCD screen), plus a shutter release for all of the menu navigation. Basically, you have UP, DOWN, GO BACK, and ENTER. Super Simple!
In addition to the standard options you'd have on any digital camera these days (picture ratio, resolution, MP, date/time, etc.) Also available are some functions that make taking underwater photos oh so easy.
Field of View - you can choose how wide you'd like your field of view - 80deg, 100deg, 130deg. Wider angle means you can be closer to the subject and capture more of the picture. Great for reef scenes and video.
Underwater - Basically we are talking about white balance here. If you've taken underwater photos before, you've probably noticed some (if not all) of your photos have an overall blue-tone to them. Not exactly the beautiful reef you remember. It's because the warm colors get absorbed in the water column and all that's left is blue. So your camera needs to know what is supposed to be "white" so it can correct for the color loss. This is called White Balance. The Micro 2.0 makes it so ridiculously easy. You just set it for "underwater deep", "underwater shallow", , "snorkeling", or "underwater green water". And it takes care of everything else and you end up with more natural looking images and video without external filters.
Options - you can add a close up lens and take awesome macro shots. You can add a fluoro filter and with a special fluoro light capture the aweseme fluorescent colors of some species on fluoro night dives.
Accessories - I always tie a bolt snap to my camera so I can clip it away when not using it, and keep my hands free. There's also a screen protector film available to protect the rear LCD screen, so definitely pick one of those up. The camera comes with a lens cap to protect the front lens.
So give it a try!! We sell the 32GB and 64 GB versions. There are video light accessories you can add to the system to make it even more incredible, too. I do also have one in our rental line, so you can just try it out first if you'd like!