Summary: I bought this camera to take some pictures in the pool, in a boat, and during some low-intensity water sports. It works fine for that, so I guess it fulfilled its main purpose. I should say I never took it more than 4 feet under water, so I can't vouch for it beyond the 4-foot mark. As for image quality. It's acceptable in broad daylight at low ISO. In the dark, the image quality is terrible with a huge amount of noise.
Summary: The display screen is blury and a red tone to it the moment I started to use it. I thought It was the settings but its not. It is only blurry when you are taking the pictures, but once the picture is taken it is a clear photo. I have not printed any pictures yet. I love the underwater use. This is my second underwater cameras and I have to say that Olympus was better. I now know that I should stick to a company that I have used before and prefer.
Summary: My sister and I bought this same camera 12/2011. We are cruisers and these cameras were purchased specifically for trips to Caribbean beaches. It was easy to use in and out of the water and at first I was very pleased with its performance. However, at the last beach I accidentally dropped it in the sand and then the buttons began to stick. I rinsed it under clear tap water to possibly clean out any sand residue in the buttons.
Summary: I bought my camera about a year ago and it worked fine. I was so excited about the camera and I bought the accessory kit to go with it. I took it underwater all the time which the picture quality is amazing. and even took it on vacation on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas and Disney World and Universal Studios in Feb. I love the picture quality of this camera an the video quality.
Summary: I recently purchased this camera for use on the beach (not underwater). This is the cheapest of the "tough" cameras on the market. Outside pictures were very good. Inside with a flash left a lot to be desired, but this is an outside camera, not an all purpose. The LCD is clear, the menu is easy to navigate. It is a very easy to use camera. It is small and thin and quite attractive. The only real weak spot is the battery compartment door cover.
Summary: We bought Fujifilm Finepix XP20 about 6 months ago for our trip to Hawaii. We chose XP20 because it was on the cheaper side of underwater digital cameras. Here's few fine points you should be aware of: 1) Underwater Shooting - XP20 takes best pictures when underwater compared to its outdoor, indoor, and nighttime pictures. - Make use the USB and battery doors are completely closed and clicked into place before going underwater - Waterproof function is hit or miss.
Summary: I got this as an upgrade from the Z33 WP, which I had purchased for one snorkel excursion off the SE Florida coast, where it got me a decent shot of a large, but unusually friendly barracuda. Naturally I was excited to find an improvement to that model's basic offerings. I have enjoyed the small increase in zoom and the deeper depth-capability. I also used it to introduce my 7 year-old nephew to photography, who proved it to be quite kid-proof.
Summary: I did some research of the xp20 to be ready for black friday/cyber monday deals. I was really excited about this camera due to it's many options for scenes and the automatic scene recognition setting. I have used my camera more often than not in low-level lighting settings, usually at venues, parties and shows. I use the video setting to record my boyfriend's bands when they play (in clubs, theatres and bars).
This is a niche product, not an all around camera.
K. Bell, Amazon
25 September 2011
Summary: I bought this to work with. Low quality images were fine, but I needed it to hold up under dusty or wet conditions, as well as take a hit. In the course of a year, I dropped it three times, it did get a little wet in the rain on a couple occasions, and was constantly covered in dust, and performed adequately for six months. Gradually, the menu buttons stopped working, and it is at Fuji getting repaired. And they are taking a LONG time.