Summary: We got this little camera to use while quad and dirt bike riding. We figured it would be good enough and cheep enough that if we lost it while riding it wouldn't be such a loss as a go pro! So we tried to mount it on the quad and the mount was cheep and not sturdy enough to hold on while riding so we taped it on just for safe measures! The picture quality is great even better than we expected! And battery lasted over 2 hours! Great camera for the price!
Summary: This is the first video camera I bought that has a pinhole reset button on it. They installed the reset button because it is probably used as often as the power button. There are times when the camera "crashes" and the buttons don't respond. The only way to fix it is to put a paperclip in the reset hole to "reboot" the camera. I tried using this throughout the day, but I found that it wasn't possible unless I brought a paperclip with me.
Summary: I just took some sample video so far, I've been using small waterproof cams for several years to record racing on small sailboats, I have a DB Cam as well, this is just slightly larger. Compared to the DB Cam, I like the power switch on the outside of the housing - I don't have to open it with wet hands to turn it on, which causes fogging with the DB Cam.
Summary: My now 11 year old boy has been dreaming about a Go Pro. That's not happening but I saw this and paid $39.99 for this little gem. We took it to Wake Island cable pull water park (wakeboarding with no boat) near Roseville CA and mounted it to my son's helmet and filmed our exploits. The sound is really muffled when the waterproof case is on (no surprise) but the quality is great and the case stayed water tight.
Summary: I purchased this product for my 13yr old daughter to take with her to a water park for the day. In that environment I was worried about a more expensive camera, so the Polaroid seemed a good choice at the price. She did get her day of fun in with many videos and pictures. The image quality was what one would expect from a $40 camera of this type, decent but not great. The strap setup that comes with this camera is great for a kid to strap on and use.
At $40, XS10 may be the best value in the entire camera section
8 August 2013
Summary: I ordered a few of these for robotics / computer vision experiments, expecting they'd be more or less disposable, given the reviews here and the ultra low price. After putting them through 'heck' (don't want the censors to fine me), over ~60 hours of action each thus far, I haven't seen any sign of the poor performance / fragility others have cautioned against.
Summary: We were blown away by how well this little guy worked for us. About the size of an egg, it only has 3 buttons. 1) turn on 2) take pic 3)record video. It's a simple design. We took it as far down as 80 FEET underwater scuba diving, and had no issues. (its rated to only 65 ft) I'm unsure how long the battery lasts, but we had it on for close to an hour of use and it wasn't dead.