Reviews and Problems with Olympus µ 1030 SW / Stylus 1030 SW
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Buying another since the first is MIA.
29 August 2014
Summary: I loved this camera. Buying another one since the first came up missing. I have a Canon Powershot SD790IS, which I like BUT what if I drop it? Or get it wet.. It seems fragile after having this Olympus. Nice big display and the waterproof and shockproof features are really neat. In low light conditions, the picture quality is poor. But with adequate lighting, they are good. Takes excellent underwater movies. I love how the camera looks too.
Summary: I read several reviews before buying it about it getting water in it. I still bought it. I had it in my hand as I was swimming in a river. I climbed on to a rock to take some photos but every time I turned it on, it kept telling my battery door was open. It wasn't open. I triple checked. Not until I saw the water creeping into the screen that I knew it was too late.
Summary: I already have one and am pretty good with using it ; problem ? I have two harleys and one camera ..... so am always forgetting the camera. Solution find and purchase a 5 year old camera in good shape ....found one from Hawaii used once ?!?!?!?!?!? I know, but it's just as advertised , steal of the century , now each bike has a camera in its pouches........ Now to remember about keeping batteries charged ...........
Summary: I have used this camera on dozen of kayak-trips, dangling from its lanyard on my life-vest, since I bought it in 2008 and it has not shown any weaknesses. Never any issues with water-leakage or from rough care. I also find battery-life to be good. The reason I give it a four rather than a five is due to picture quality; due to pixels and a somewhat weaker lens than my Canon 11 I sometimes wish for more pixels. But for the price it is a good buy.