Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
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Great concept but returned twice already
Amazon Customer, 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.
Summary: I reviwed this camera online and it showed that it was an excellent camera, then I went on youtube and they showed demos of it...it was pretty cool. I recently took it to lake powell and it seemed like the more picture i took on it they got worse and worse with quality.....everything is a little blury which really sucks for spending money on a camera that doesnt perform as well as I had hoped for....but then again I guess that what you get with a refurbished camera....
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: 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: So let me start with the positive. The HD video is excellent. It's as good or better than my Panasonic HD camcorder puts out. Now if I was only using it for video, that would give it 5 stars. But we take pictures with it as well, right? So there in lies the problem. The picture quality is average at best. I took 30 pictures at my 3 year old's birthday party (at a water park) and I had to edit every single one when I downloaded them to my computer.
Summary: We use this camera for our vacations. Have a 16G memory and that works fine. The Shutter got jammed by a grain of sand on our first ocean dive. Managed to pick it out with a fine wire and it is still working OK. Not a good design. The down load of photos and movies was difficult and would not mate with the PC documents files. The battery time was OK and the photos were good. Panorama was difficult to make work right. It is only a mediocre camera.
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.