Summary: I bought this camera to record my children, and being a busy mom I did not get a chance to get the videos onto the computer until my warranty was up. I sadly found that there was a high pitched squealing and beeping throughout all my videos. Understandably partially my fault for not checking things earlier, but the real problem came when I tried to call the company to see if there was anything I could do about it.
Summary: it's a fantastic little, handy camcorder, for all weather, under water, in the snow, easy to put in your pocket, easy to handle, verry good quality of image, it's my second one, the first one broke by my fault, I forgot to close it before diving in the sea... I'm glad I found another one.
Summary: Just got this recently so I can't judge it really well yet. So far it seems to take pretty good indoor video. That was the main reason I bought it. The port for the USB cable is flat stupid! Instead of on one of the sides it's on the BOTTOM so you have to remove any attached tripod shoe to get to it. Time will tell how much I like it.
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: 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: 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: 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.