I'll admit - I'm often hard on cameras. I replaced this one with a new Canon SX260 that we took to Alaska a couple years ago. The Canon lasted a year so I rolled back to this one. I bought a FujiFilm X-S1 that I took on the Grand Canyon trip and other river trips, but I took this old lightweight
Olympus as well.
It started out as a waterproof camera - until the LCD cracked. The crack didn't affect it's pictures and I quit rolling my kayaks several years ago, so this one would often end up in my pocket on hikes or on the water. Unfortunately, it died recently after seven years or so of hard service. I'm pretty sure if I look on the shelf at home I'll find one more predecessor that also bit the dust.
With a Black Canyon trip in the near future, I had to make a quick choice. The forecast was for lots of wind so I didn't want to fuss with the X-S1 and its large waterproof Pelican Case. While I haven't had good luck with Canon cameras (n=1), I really like the pictures I see coming from them. There was a Fry's Electronics about a mile from where we were staying in Vegas, so shopping was easy. My new Elph 160 isn't waterproof, but then neither was the Olympus for the past three years.
20 Megapixels, 8x zoom, and small enough to fall out of a shirt pocket. Seems like lots of value for just over $100. We'll see how it likes PFD pockets, pants pockets, shirt pockets, and my geocaching fanny pack.
(I considered the Elph 170 because I liked the blue color, but apparently others did too - they didn't have any more in stock.)