Everyone knows I’ve been a long time fan of the Olympus “Tough” line. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a point and shoot that can take the abuse either you or your kids dish out. It will go places and do things your iPhone can’t. It’s also great value – you can pick it up at Amazon for under $200.
Digital Photography School has a good review of the TG-850. The only thing they miss is Olympus is coming out with the next version – the TG-3 – in June. But it’s priced $150 more than the 850.