Summary: This camera has been ...lets just say a disappointment. First time of underwater use (snorkeling) water leaked in and shorted out camera. sent in in since it had only been less than 6 mths ...they reconditioned it and sent it back. 2 yrs later was snorkling again and again seals failed. Lost alot of photos opportunities. And also want to add underwater photos not very good.
Pros: Has nice options setting. Point and shoot
Cons: don't use it underwater ......risk of not having a camera to use!splash proof thats about it. Camera is on the heavy side for being so compact.Picture quality fair!
Summary: Im sure the normal camera is good but I but a barely functioning one refurbished and had to twist arms to get a full refund took me months to get my money back. One of the worst amazon experiences ever.
Summary: Ever since the Olympus 770 debuted, I bought a couple. Since I live in the Carribbean, they are hard to come by, hence my owning one extra as a back-up. I also bought the PT-043 Olympus housings to scuba dive with the camera. I also own the newer (at the time) 1030 and have five of them now (mine, my back-up, 1 for each of two daughters). That's four .....
Summary: This camera leaked on me three times. I kept sending it back to Olympus and they would "fix" it rather than replace it. After the third time they replaced it (but not the memory card that was ruined).I never abused the camera, never took it deep in the water. It just seems like its not very waterproof. When it works, it is a beautiful camera, takes great pictures, and is easy to use.
Summary: This is the 4th "waterproof" digital camera I've owned. With its SW line, Olympus has marketed itself as the manufacturer of the most robust point and shoot cameras. In my experience, however, this camera is no more robust than those made by competitors (most notably Pentax, but others including Canon have now also entered this niche). And it has a lot of annoyances to keep me from recommending it: Pros: 1. Fast - very little shutter lag.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost a year now. I agree with other reviewers that the picture quality leaves something to be desired. However, when you want to take a photograph underwater or when climbing a mountain an ok picture is certainly better than no picture. So long if the camera works as advertised. This camera had worked well in cold environments and underwater for the first several months of ownership.