Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
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4 December 2013
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. This was the second day using the camera. I let the camera dry out and did not use it for a few days to see if it would eventually work, and unfortunately it did not.
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. Turns out that even if you do everything correct, Olympus still requires you to send the camera to them every year to replace the water proof seals.
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. This is a simple mechanism but it appears that Olympus made is worse so that the customer would purchase the more expensive camera.
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. I spent days trying all possible combinations of quality/speed/lighting settings, but the colors always come out unforgivably washed. It's just so much worse than even my cell phone's camera that I'm packing it off for a return.
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. I took this camera on my vacation to the Bahamas, it got rained on but I never submerged it into a pool or the ocean. I really HATED the picture quality. A digital camera this day and age should be easy for the user to use....
Summary: Took this camera on a trip to the Caribbean and was very happy with product until last day of trip when it stopped working on us after being in only 3 feet of water-seriously this is supposed to . Phone is now dead as disco and the return labels have already been printed. Too bad too, because I was very happy with the quality of the pic's and really liked the thought of shooting pictures under water.
Summary: This is a great camera for getting stuck in a monsoon or were there will be danger of splash on a lake. Above water the pictures do not come out well at all. The flash overexposes every picture and the ones that are exposed correctly the color is way off. If I was using this purely for snorkeling it would be great but I need something that looks good above the water as well. It has been about 3 months and now the camera won't even turn on.
Summary: I researched "Tough" Cameras for a few months before I made my purchase. As somewhat of a skilled photographer I am unfortunately very disappointed in this camera. The screen has good clarity when taking pictures and video; however, after taking a still shot, the image looks blurry on the screen, leaving you with no idea if the actually image is clear.