Summary: I'm no photographer and I haven't used all the settings on this thing. I bought it for hiking and when I go snorkeling. It works well, takes great photos, just wish it had a little better zoom. Great clarity, tough exterior. Good product, great price compared to the box stores.
Summary: I purchased this camera specifically for hiking and backpacking because it is waterproof and shockproof. While I love it's 16MP images, I did give up features I would have liked in a camera for the previously mentioned features. It doesn't seem to like taking pictures in low light at all, but that may be operator error since I don't know how to use all of the features yet.
Durable like it says, but not very good underwater photos
miss joanna r juntila, Amazon
22 March 2014
Summary: I purchased this camera strictly because I was traveling to Costa Rica and needed a durable camera with water proof features. It definitely is durable. I dropped it a few times during my hike on the hanging bridges and at the waterfall. The quality of the pictures underwater were horrible. zoom feature really sucks underwater. to get a great picture of any sea animals, you need to be pretty close to them.
Summary: The camera worked great under water,but be careful when using it not under the water. Wipe off the lens,in order to avoid water drops on your pics. Wasn't really thinking about that part ,but that would make sense.Camera took really nice pics. Overall happy with my purchase.
Summary: Overall, I'm really am happy with this camera. The only reason I didn't go to 5 stars is the very limited zoom capability. I knew it would be from the specs, but didn't think it would be a big deal, but it would much better with more zoom. On the other hand, I had concerns about battery life due to some other reviews I'd read. My experience so far has been very satisfactory.