Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
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Not as tough as a normal camera
Don Branson, Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: I've had two other previous digital cameras, both Canons. I bought this one in 2011 for backpacking since I need one that can handle abuse and getting wet. I never dunked it and never dropped it. I just sent it in for repair for the second time, and they're asking $112 to fix it. Ouch. Plus, their web site won't let me log in to approve or reject the repair.
Summary: I've tried multiple settings - it's a headache to get a good picture with this camera. My images continually come out dim and blurry. My camera worked nothing like the model I tried in the store. With other cameras I've ownedd images were vivid and quick to take. This camera has been a nightmare and the icing on the cake is that just over a year after I got the camera (I've only used it a handful of times) I took it snorkeling and it completely died after 10 minutes in...
Summary: I purchased this camera just over a year ago, always acted a little funny but never had any real problems with it. Then about 10 days after the warranty expired this "waterproof" camera got completely waterlogged, water in the image sensor and is now completely useless. Of course olympus wants me to send it in so they can tell me how much it will cost me to repair.
Summary: I bought this camera for 315 dollars from sears a little over a year ago. I didn't use it much at all and only took it in the water maybe 3-4 times. I was very careful with it and followed the directions exactly for water usage. I took it in a pool about a month ago. Only took it under the water a couple times. About an hour later it stopped working and shows the "No Connection" Error.
Summary: I normally use my dSLR, however when I am in the water, it is much easier (and safer) to use a waterproof camera. I bought this to replace an old Olympus waterproof unit that I wore out. This camera is awful. Rarely does it take a photo that is actually in focus and it is super slow. I came on to Amazon today to buy a Sony waterproof as a replacement for this worthless product and thought that I would write a review on it in hopes of someone avoiding the mistake I made.
Summary: Had the previous Stylus Tough for several years and loved it. Finally bit the dust and decided to just upgrade to the newer model. What a mistake! The camera was woefully slow, very poor image quality and broke the FIRST time it went in the water. A complete decline in Olympus cameras and will be buying another mfr next.
Summary: I have bought four of these cameras over the last four years. They work fine as a camera. But they aren't tough. The shutter on the front gets gunk in it, and stops working properly. At about 6 feet under water, the second one died a horrible death. The third one died just after I had bought a fourth. If it had died before, I would not have bought the fourth.
Summary: I was very disappointed by this camera. The focus was not very sharp. I was willing to use it for some outdoor trips. But it started to malfunction when I used it in a ski trip. When I turned it on, it just kept turning it off itself, with the shutter open. I hated it, I had to return it.
Summary: I purchased this camera from New Harbor Distributors and the entire purchase order was defective. The charger was never sent, only an empty box and the camera stopped working within the first month. The camera is supposed to be waterproof and shockproof, but the minute I went into the water the shutter broke as well as the digital screen. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM NEW HARBOR DISTRIBUTOR! You will loose your money.