Summary: This camera takes great pictures even in very low light, without using its weak flash. It's video is also very good. I have used it a few times underwater (just a few feet) and have gotten in muddy with no issues. The non removable battery is the only bad thing about it and it will not last a day on a typical vacation. So if you get it take along a portable USB charger.
Summary: my camera arrived new in the box as advertised. It looked great, we charged it as you'e supposed to but sadly the thing would power up then power right down again. I went online to try and resolve the issue, hit the little reset button a few times but the issue remained. Thankyou to Amazon for a good return policy as this was not cheap.
Summary: After using this for swimming and misc shots, I will probably use my other camera instead. This is a low quality cam and relatively inexpensive. I wouldn't be devastated if I dropped it or water leaked somehow. Its almost all plastic. Pros: Extremely Lightweight, small enough to be portable, multi-purpose device (movies, camera, camcorder), good for kids that you don't want to trust with a $300+ camera. Cons: Low Quality Footage, Tiny Screen, Not many options.
Summary: I like point-and-shoot cameras that are easy to use, and this Philips one fits the bill pretty well in that regard. It's easy to use, has decent picture quality, and holds up to its waterproof claim. That being said, the quality of the images on this are not that sharp or clear; we've found that it takes grainy footage and the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Summary: This camera is a pretty good version of a small, simple point and shoot in a resiliant housing. What really holds it back is the lens, which would benefit from a wider view. For a waterproof camera designed for use in "extreme" circumstances, I believe a wider lens is critical. This wouldn't be an effective helmet cam, for example. It's unfortunate, because the camera is otherwise well designed.
Summary: The camera itself seems quite reasonable considering the price. The feel and balance are excellent. The quality of video images are fine, although using the zoom does create noise. The zoom itself is slow,which is not a bad thing since most amateurs tend to zoom too fast, cut-away too often, and not pan on a tripod--all techniques that jar the viewer.
Summary: I haven't used it much but and i don't see my self using it much probably should of just gone with a slightly larger handheld camcorder, the one i have is shaped like an i phone, i wish i had gotten one that wraps around you fingers instead, don't know why just do.
Summary: My review perspective *I'm new to shooting video and to video cameras. I've been a still-photo hobbyist using both film and digital cameras for many years. *I picked up the CAM150RD to use as a simple and informal camcorder. I want to see if I enjoy making videos and learn about the video camera workflow. *Since this is my first video camera, I'm not too concerned about having full control over all aspects of the image and camera.
Summary: I have to say, I was excited to get this thanks to the zoom for the video, but I was sorely disappointed in its quality. The indoor video I took of my son's music concert, in admittedly relatively low-light (but nowhere near dark) was nearly unwatchable. The focus was terrible and the output was super grainy.