Summary: It's alright but certainly nowhere near top-of-the-line. It's not much better than the cheap $30 digital cameras you have to put 2 or 3 alkaline batteries in to use. Picture is good, but the sound can be HORRIBLE in loud environments; sounds static and fuzzy. I didn't even try to use it in wet conditions (that's not what I bought it for anyway). It gets the job done, but next time I need a camera, I'll have to do better than this.
Summary: This camera works pretty good in natural light, and obviously it's awesome that it works underwater, but what I was disappointed with was its lack of versatility. I was expecting for this camera to be my new point-and-shoot; a camera that I could use for all occasions. I quickly realized, however, that it does not have a flash capability.
Summary: Much better exterior design than my deceased telescoping lens Canon, but has somewhat disappointing features. No matter - I bought this because I have a habit of accidentally destroying cameras and phones with water.
Summary: Image quality is so-so, but you get the weather/water proof feature. I needed that feature - lots of outdoor use in wet conditions, so am satisfied with the images. Images tend to be soft due to the over use of noise reduction. Fine detail is lacking, and the images take on a fairly "painted" look when examined at higher magnification. All the small cameras, similar to this one... do that. You just have to choose features or image.
Summary: I thought this was going to be a fun little camera to have; living in the Pacific Northwest, a waterproof camera is a great thing to have - it rains a lot here! :-) But the complicated menus made me give up on this camera after just a few days - I am not one easily intimidated by electronics, but this one I found little patience for.
Summary: This is my second Fuji, The XP20 was my first underwater camera and was dropped onto concrete from over 6ft... it did't survive. I then tried another brand and was frustrated with it. I now own the XP50 and love the pictures with the exception of low lite (also an issue with my XP20) The video is fantastic. Very responsive, from turn on to picture is very short.
Summary: Paid $140 at Navy Exchange. Claims Waterproof 16ft, Shockproof 5ft, Freezeproof 14f, and Dustproof, with 5X optical zoom. In the box: Camera, battery, battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, software CD, basic manual, and a "Keeping the Camera WaterResistan" sheet (monster big sheet (20"x16") with one note and two steps, but those three simple items are repeated in way more languages than I need).
Summary: I bought this camera hopeing it would perform better than the Olympus tg-820 but I am also disappointed in this one, so it's going back. Pros. - light - good video quality with better focus and detail than the Olympus counterpart but not as good as the Sony point and shoot - priced well - better detail than the Olympus in the pictures. Cons: Macro does not work well in zoom mode Dynamic range is terrible.
Nice Pics but Camera itself will not last long but cheaper than disposables
5 July 2012
Summary: I bought this camera for a trip to the coral reefs of the FLorida Keys. I shot many pics and videos and have to say that most of them came out very well. I really do like the digital video feature. I zoomed in and out while underwater and have a couple of videos that are up to 2 minutes in length. Two other people on our trip also had the same XP50 and one had an XP30.