Summary: Olympus Stylus 550WP 10MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Black) I used to own the Olympus 720wp and it was one of the best underwater/versitile compact cameras I owned. When our house burned down 2 yrs ago I immediately replaced it and my choices were the 550wp or the stylus tough. I bought the Stylus Tough and was diappointed and returned it within 2 weeks, I ended up with the 550wp and this things just plain sucks!!
Summary: I bought this camera thinking I was getting a good underwater camera. The first time I used it I just took a few regular pictures at my house, nothing underwater. Then when I tried to get the pictures to download to my computer the camera froze up. It kept saying "unplug the USB cable' I unplugged the cable but nothing happened. I have tried everything to get my camera to work.
Summary: I got this Camera for Christmas of 2009. I am 16 now, and I only use this camera if it is a must! The picture quality is horrible! If your getting it for use under water, then the quality is not to bad. It works under water, but the latch that keeps water from getting to the battery broke in the first 2 months. I can't use it in the water anymore. The camera's zoom is very bad, and makes almost all of the pictures I have taken blurry.
Summary: This is the worst camera you could possibly spend your money on, i feel as if Ive been robbed! Its rubbish, the delay after taking a photo has to be seen to believed its not waterproof either. Ive wasted my money on it, its for the bin!!
Summary: I ordered this camera as a gift for my little sister before her vacation. I got the camera fast! -- We opened the box to get things rolling and test out the camera. Come to find out the battery door on the camera would not open. I called the company twice, and left messages both times. I also emailed the company and got no reply. I was simply asking for instructions to return or even exchange the camera. No response.
Summary: I was not happy at all when I recieved my camera. It was suppose to be brand new and there are scratches on it and the box is worn-apparently not new. Also it was suppose to come with a charger and it didnt so now I am stuck having to find the right charger and pay more than I should have to.
Summary: This so called waterproof camera lasted a little over a year, which conveniently is right after its warranty period... and with a few splashes of water became filled with water. I called the repair center and for $75 they will repair it.. This camera was NOT cheap and I think it should have lasted more than it did and I dont find the qquality of its pictures to be worth spending another chunk of $ on it.. I will never buy another Olympus again!
Summary: The Camera is NOT WATERPROOF! I bought this camera from Best Buy in 2009 and took it to Belize in 2010. Worked great till I took it into a pool. For a dry camera, great quality and functions. Why its advertised as a waterproof, I have no idea. It lasted 2 photos underwater in a pool. After 3 days it dryed out and works fine, but i bought it as a underwater device. I could have spent 40 bucks and gotten a regular camera if thats what I wanted. Waste of money!!!
Summary: I fish in salt water a lot and hang this little camera on the throttle housing. I can say it takes a beating from the salt water spray and the pounding of the boat through the waves. The quality is not the greatest but for what most of us fishermen and hunters is does great. Here is a little movie I took of my grandson on Mosquito Lagoon, FL http://www.youtube.com/watch?