Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
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but it takes horrible pictures in or out of the water
18 March 2015
Summary: It sure is waterproof, but it takes horrible pictures in or out of the water. I used it in a swimming pool a couple of times, also it's fun on the beach, but the pictures are always blurry, out of focus.
Summary: This camera is good if you expect to be out in the rain taking photos of still objects. Otherwise the picture quality isn't. In door shots never turned out good, and outdoor shots only worked if everyone was perfectly still. We had fun for the first two years taking it to the pool with us.
Summary: The first day I bought the camera it worked really well. We loved the fact that we can be in the water at the pool/beach/water park and take pictures and not worry about water damaging the camera. The pictures looked great, until we used it for recording. I wasn't able to hear sound from the video.
Summary: It's was a good camera for one year. But a month after the warranty was up it broke and was no longer waterproof. Even when the lock was on, the camera leaked water and I wasted a good camera, money, and time.
Summary: Picture quality out of the water is good. Picture quality while snorkeling varies greatly. Some are decent and some are just trash. The real problem is the 'water proof' part. Have used the camera on several vacations for snorkeling. Three out of four times I ended up with water inside the camera.
Summary: We bought this camera because of the waterproof feature. We have used it in light rain and even checked before our trip in the bathtub. It seemed to work fantastic. However the first time used under water at a depth of 2 feet (snorkeling) bubbles came out of the lens and the camera quit working.
Summary: This camera appears very similar to the 8010 - in form and function. But one of the critical practical differences is that the water-tight lock (which insulates the battery, memory card, ect... from water) is built much worse than on the more expensive cameras.
Summary: The camera feels solid and well made; good user interface, fair number of options for a point-and-shoot. The bundled PC software is bloated and buggy, but that's to be expected. The picture quality is terrible.
Summary: I did read the reviews before purchasing this and this camera was on another site rated highly for waterproof digital cameras so at only $170 I thought I would give it a shot since it was relativly low priced.