Have owned this camera for a few years now and very happy with it, It's easy to use and easy to upload the pictures. The facial recognition feature is very useful as well. If I have any complaint it is that it is susceptible to camera shake but that is also down to who is using the camera (The wife lol) but yes would recommend overall.
This cover must just be designed for winter use. I was quite happy with it to begin with but after one summer of using it the fibers in it started to fall apart. It is most certainly not UV protected. Something you would expect from this type of cover. Now using a nylon cover much better.