Summary: Pros: 1. Takes great underwater photos. 2. Reasonably priced. Cons: 1. Out-of-water photos (indoor and outdoor) are TERRIBLE. Especially indoor photos, which turn out orange-ish regardless of how I adjust the settings. You really can only use this camera underwater. Don't bother in any other setting. 2. Poor design/construction. The rubber around the buttons began to bubble and peel during our first snorkeling venture, after probably 15 minutes in the water.
Summary: I purchased this camera to replace our Canon Powershot A1100IS, which I had inadvertently dropped and had a camera to floor collision. Had I known the replacement was going to be of considerably less quality, I would have fixed the Delorian and gone back in time to prevent my clumsiness. Appearance: It's a sleek camera and it easily fits in any pocket. Very lightweight and seems to be pretty durable. Picture quality: Eh. Very hit or miss.
Summary: I've had this camera for 5 months and it is a nice camera when it works. The problem is when the battery gets charged the night before use, the camera sometimes doesn't work the next day. After this happened four times I sent it back to get it checked and nothing was found wrong. They gave me a different charger thinking that was the problem but it wasn't. If your pictures aren't important than this is a good camera. If you need a reliable camera don't buy it.
"Works Great!... 'till it suddenly dies. :( boo urns..."
9 January 2011
Pros: Great for simple snorkeling, spelunking, beach use, poolside, rain. Good built in features and pretty decent color reproduction for underwater shooting in the obvious shallow conditions. Good outdoor shots in sunny and cloudy conditions.
Cons: 1st one died with a zoom-error in less than 6 months. 2nd one died in 2 days while shooting with no warning. A little condensation was noted on the inside of the battery compartment in the first one after the zoom error. Very poor low light shots
Summary: I've owned this camera for 6 months and used it a lot. I find that it produces the most UN-stable photos of any camera I have ever used. I have a lot of blurry photos of subjects that were not even moving. It has good battery life, is waterproof and it sometimes takes great shots in challenging lighting conditions. But, I do not like the controls. It's hard to find and activate the ON/OFF button and the zoom toggle unless you are looking at them.
Summary: This camera does great when you are outdoors with perfect lighting. Besides that the quality is horrible. Any indoor picture taken or any picture taken at night is horrible. I thought I had some decent pictures on my vacation. They dont look bad on the little screen. But uploaded to the computer the quality is not so good. I deleted more pictures than I saved. Luckily we traveled with others and I have their photos as well. I have had 2 Canon powershot camera prior.
Summary: Received as a Father Day's Gift. The camera worked well for the summer. Picture quality was very good for a waterproof point and shoot. The view screen was difficult to see in bright sunlight making it difficult to take pictures. It also took some time to get use to the small control buttons. Major problems developed when I took the camera to Mexico on a snorkeling trip last September. It was difficult to use the Viewscreen most of the time in the water.
Pros: Compact Design., 5x Zoom., Picture Quality., Good Video., Good selection of programed Presets.
Cons: Viewscreen difficult to see in bright light or in the water., Service and/or Repair., Possible moisture seal issue., Easy to block lens with finger when taking action shots.
Summary: My brother, father, and I like to compare snorkeling cameras. The Canon PowerShot D10 is by far the best I've seen - larger and more expensive, but super-crisp images even in lower light. Wow. My fujifilm camera fit in my pocket and was cheaper, but compared to others I've played with, it has poor focus, grainy images, and was basically a disappointment. And since it fell out of my pocket once, it cracked and is no longer waterproof.
Summary: I have several DSLR cameras and wanted something that would fit in my pocket for day to day photography and wanted something that was waterproof so I could take it to the pool or not have to worry about it getting wet or breaking if I dropped it. I do wish I would have spent the extra money and went with something that took better pictures, espc in lower lighting or action shots. I am not saying it is a bad camera, but I think it could do a lot better.
Summary: I just got this camera to try it before our Disney vacation. I own an SLR, so as far as quality goes, there is obviously NO comparison. However, and even expecting a so-so job, I am pretty disappointed with the quality of the images at 12MP, 1600ISO. Tough to focus on small objects at a 3in. distance, you can hear the zoom rattle in there, trying to make sense of the image (tried it on Manual, Portrait, and a couple of other settings).