The best all weather water sport beach camera on the market.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This camera is without a doubt the best all weather water sport friendly camera for the money. Being a surfer and a regular at the beach I was searching for a practical camera that would survive the water and sand. I found the Olympus 1050 to fill the bill. Not only is the camera small enough to but in your pocket but it is water proof. If you get sand or saltwater on it you can simply wash it off. Every beach goer should own this.
Excerpt: Everyone has an Olympus 1050 in my family. It's a basic modern camera and it is just very easy to use. Mine is black and to turn it on all you have to do is slide down the little panel in the front of the camera to reveal the lense. On the back it has a very big screen with all the buttons for your pictures. One thing I do not like about the camera is that it does not zoom in very far. My camera has done well underwater and takes great underwater pictures.
Excerpt: I origianl bought this Olympus-1050SW Digitial Camera because it is good looking and water proof. But it turns out to be a big disappointment. The photo quality is very bad, sometimes even not as good as a cellphone camera. The photo tends to be dark, which always need light adjustment in a Photoshop or other photo editiing software. The photo is not sharp enough and is always blury. If you are looking for a good photo quality camera, definitly not this model.
Summary: I waivered between 2 and 3 stars, initially deciding on the former. This camera has some great strengths--tap control, water resistance, cold and heat resistance, impact resistance. However, the photos it takes have too much noise. They are so grainy. The camera also takes so long to focus sometimes. I would not buy this product again.
Summary: I've owned mine for a couple years now and I can say it's reliable for lasting through the dust, water and a couple shocks.. But overall I'm not happy with the camera. On the automatic setting, the flash is over bearing and it takes photos that are too white. It's a slow camera too. People around me who try to use it complain that it takes forever to focus and snap the first photo.
Summary: We spend a lot of time at the beach. I wanted a camera that I didn't have to worry about getting wet. It really is waterproof. I have had it for several years now and still love it. I have dropped it a ton too and it works fine.