Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
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Great concept but returned twice already
suzanne ross, Amazon
17 July 2013
Summary: Love the camera, picture quality is excellent. The camera has had to be returned twice so far for repairs. The 3 year camera accident protection plan was worth every penny as I would have had to replace the camera twice so far.
Excerpt: My wife and I were really excited when the Stylus Tough came out. We bought it right when it hit the market at about $350.00. The salesman told us a funny story to demonstrate just how it earned the 'Tough" name. He said that his mother had bought the camera and accidently shut the strap in her car door. She drug it over 10 miles, and it still worked perfectly. Just as promised, this has been an incredibly durable and strong camera.
I am ambivalent about my Olympus Stylus Tough Digital Camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am ambivalent about my Olympus Stylus Tough Digital Camera. I purchased mine off of QVC for approximately $250.00. One of the main reasons I purchased this camera is for the underwater feature for my families beach & pool days. I had another underwater camera that I had to put it in a plastic case to take underwater photos, but it was very hard to see to take the photo and Pre-view the photos. It was hard to see through the plastic case.
Summary: This little camera was bought as a replacement to our old waterproof camera that we left at the top of a mountain (Olympus Stylus 850 SW). With much research and review reading, we decided to get this camera. Over the past month it has performed just as good, if not better than our old one. The few problems I have run into are: Won't center focus to take a picture and flashes a red box instead of green, warning that if you take the picture it won't be in focus.
Summary: This camera is pretty good overall. Has a solid feel to it - I didnt test the 'ruggedness' fully yet, but I generally carry it without a case, throw it in my pocket or a bag and dont worry about it. Picture quality is ok, focusing is very good most pictures are not blurry. The only weird issue I had is with the lighting, it can't seem to figure out the proper adjustment.
Summary: Pro's: Waterproof, tough, and compact, Con's: Software is only PC compatible, no disc with camera, and pictures are so-so. I would recommend this camera for an outdoors man, not for a camera buff.
Summary: ---13 Sept, 2010--- 3 stars. I'm pretty impressed with the Olympus customer service. I mailed in the dead camera and about a week later I got a completely new one with no cost to myself. The techs diagnosed that water had gotten into the USB compartment and they replaced it for free under the warranty. My previous likes and dislikes still stand. Good: great pic quality, great video quality, great underwater photos and video.
Summary: Bought a 6020 while on a cruise ship "it was the best they had". Pros: Was delighted at the picture quality.. ability to zoom up and still maintain clarity with the image stabilization. While in the formal dining room getting white balance accurate was a challenge with all of the red hues in the room.. buts thats true for my 600.00 sony too. Movies are spectacular, while the screen shows good reproduction, its nothing like once you get it on your computer!
Summary: This camera does what is main feature is: get beaten. I can not break it. Waterproof (tested it in ocean a few times). Problem is that is doesn't do camera stuff. Behaves like a camera from the early '00s. Its slow, clunky, takes so-so pics. The external buttons aren't iffy, it's hard to tell if the on/off button worked. Battery life isn't bad, but not remarkable. Final word, if you've ever broken a camera, get this, you can't be too mean to it.