Summary: I've been really happy with this camera. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 for a couple of reasons. 1) It doesn't always like to focus when I think it should, particularly when zoomed in pretty far 2) I'd like a viewfinder that I can put my eye right up to for use in really bright conditions. I have snorkeled in the ocean with this as well as taken it into several pools and have been really happy with the performance.
... camera for the last 6 months and I really like it. I haven't tried underwater yet but I ...
R. Carver, Amazon
27 November 2014
Summary: I've been using this camera for the last 6 months and I really like it. I haven't tried underwater yet but I will soon. The high-speed video mode has worked very nice at work to film mechanical movements that are too fast to see or capture with regular video. The one thing I'm disappointed about is that the LCD screen scratches very easy. Closeup focusing can also be tricky.
Summary: This camera has seen me through some adventures! I have cliff-jumped 10 feet into water with this, I have held it underwater for long stretches of time, I have kept it in some dusty pockets, and all and all it is still as hardy as ever. My only complaint is that, since the lens is actually concave instead of convex, you will not be able to capture the depth of a photograph like your peers with giant scopes could.
Finally got to use it for what it was designed for.
22 September 2014
Summary: Ok, so here we go. I bought this some time ago, in preparation for my vacation. I just returned from the Grand Cayman where I finally got to use this camera. I was thoroughly impressed. I took multiple still shot shots at stingray city, and they all were crystal clear. I also shot several videos, they too turned out great. Now this may not give you cinematic quality shots, but it does give exceptional quality for what it is.
The camera works well and takes good quality pictures and videos
28 July 2014
Summary: The camera works well and takes good quality pictures and videos. Sometimes there can be a water drop on the lens so you have to pay attention for it but overall I'm very satisfied. We use it at the water parks, around the pool, and at the beach. Easy to use and we'll worth the price.
Summary: Everything is awesome about this camera. I'd fun learning you can do more. Only problem is this is my first camera so I don't have a lot of knowledge in how to work all the fancy buttons and change colors of pictures so instructions would have been very nice to have. They were not included. Weird to me.So I have been learning something new everyday by just pushing buttons. Would be nice to know instead of searching when I need it fast.
Summary: I am by no means an expert, but do have several higher-end cameras (including an older Nikonos 35mm underwater camera used for diving). I bought this camera as a low-price option to take on vacation that the kids could use in the pool and at the beach and also could be used for snapping quick pics at dinner as well. I was a little leery as some of the reviews were negative on picture quality.