I own two Sanyo cameras, the Xacti e2 and the FH1-A. The quality of the WH1 that your looking at falls between the two. The WH1 is a very versatile camera, and is waterproof up to about 10 feet. I would never take it on an extended diving trip, however, for shooting FROM a wakesurfer or off the back of the platform it's fun. We've utilized my e2 (waterproof) to shoot some fun angles with rails that have been waist deep in water and things of that nature. The dual camera option is also a nice feature. Very user friendly as well. As far as shooting from the boat, it can be a bit tricky. Sanyo can pack some AWESOME quality into a small camera, but with that small package, comes a bit of shakiness. You really have to have some good balance and a steady hand, but it definitely can be done. Overall, I've been very happy with my Sanyo purchases. My friend also has the camera you're looking at and has enjoyed it for the wakeskate filming he does.