has this been a great camera! Over the years it has been dropped
Wade Tarzia, Amazon
20 November 2014
Summary: Wow, has this been a great camera! Over the years it has been dropped, drowned, abused. It takes excellent photographs for what it is -- the optical format is nearly perfect -- not so wide as to distort reality serious, like a Go-Pro camera does -- just wide-angle enough to hold it one-handed while sailing a small gyrating boat and still get good photos and videos. When it finally fails i will buy its closest descendant.
Summary: the camera only uses an XD card, which nobody sells. You can find a 2G XD card on-line, but they are not cheap. The latest Windows operating systems do not read XD cards, so you are forced to tether your camera every time you want to get your pictures. I bought this camera because I have shaky hands, and needed a camera with stabilization. I thought I was getting a great deal, but now I am seeing the value in getting a camera that does conform to the latest technology.
Summary: Worked okay underwater in mexico for 2 trips snorkling. I followed the directions and rinsed and made sure the seal stayed clean and dry and then it just stopped working one day at the lake. Wasn't even using it underwater. It is very slow and take a long time to take the picture. The picture quality is pretty poor. I won't buy Olympus again.
Summary: I purchased this camera because previously i had lost cameras due to drops, both on floors and/or in water. This camera has proven very durable. The camera has a slow response in low light situations, other than that it meets all my needs.
Summary: I bought this thing to use in diving and as a pocket camera when traveling. Although it leaves a little to be desired, you can still take great pictures as long as you're just viewing them on a computer screen. Very durable and rugged. I've dropped it, drowned it, and generally neglected it and it still looks good and works perfectly.
Summary: my camera eventually stopped turning on at all. i was disappointed that olympus seemed to be aware that there was a reoccurring issue and they refused to warranty it for me. they wanted over $100 to repair it!! i'll never buy another olympus product again.