"Wonderful camera; had/used it for about 2 years."
6 July 2011
Pros: Didn't sap too much battery, and lasted a bit more than average. Wonderful outdoor/natural lighting pics. Great color without over-saturating pics. Decent underwater pics.
Cons: Wasn't the shockproof edition when i bought it, so i dropped it and the shutter button got stuck but it still worked. Indoor/poor lighting made shaky/grainy pics, but flash helped. Gotta get used to the controls.
Summary: Great camera. We bought this for our daughter for her 9th birthday, she had a broken arm and needed an easy to use camera. She is a lefty and broke her right arm and was able to use it up side down with no problem. The picture quality to me is great. The camera was lost or it was stolen on vacation, I was in charge of it, in May and are trying to replace it and she does not like the feel and ease of use with the new ones. So we are still looking.
Pros: Bought camera for snorkeling. Used it for seven days of underwater use , took hundreds of underwater photo's with no problems. Also had the bonus of decent underwater video with sound. Decent price for the occasional water vacations.
Summary: I had had a Pentax W10 for a couple of years until I stupidly changed the battery at the beach and must have gotten a grain of sand in the seals and of course, the camera died. I bought this one because had to have another waterproof camera and didn't have a lot of money to spend on one. While it is nowhere near as good image quality as the Pentaz W10 was, it's acceptable for 4x6 prints. And I have to say the video is excellent.