Summary: I've used the tg-1 since July of 2012. At the moment it is sitting in a bird feeder recording close up video of blue jays, cardinals and nuthatches going nuts on black oil sunflower seeds. It takes great video ans stills. I've used it under water and dropped it in the snow without any damage.
Summary: I ordered this camera a year ago because my big nice digital SLR broke (it's 8 years old). I wanted a smaller camera that I could put in my pocket and take on hikes with my dog, to the dog park, use in the rain of Seattle, take photos of my pet fishes, not worry about it in bars when I go see bands,...
Summary: I'll be using this lens on upcoming vacations. The playing with it I did shows both the versatility and creativity it offers. It's gotten some great group shots and some interesting landscapes in the late winter snows. If you have to chose between this lens and the telephoto, get this one.
Summary: Good camera, but don't expect anything from the video - horrible ticking noise.
Pros: Takes good photos
Cons: The video is wacked - horrible ticking noise! I thought I could adjust is out - not! Olympus says it's normal for the camera. It is the auto focus adjusting. Just stupid - the video is not useable at all. Olympus will not take it back.
Summary: I purchased this camera with the anticipation that it would replace my former Olympus rugged camera. It is definitely much more bulky and cumbersome. The displays are not user friendly and the options are poorly designed into this beast of a camera. REASON for 1 STAR: Quality of photos and movies.
Great underwater camera with some great picture features
Canyon "'80's Man", Amazon
31 January 2013
Summary: This camera has some very good picture enhancement features that can add some artistic flare to your photos. Like mirror effects, rustic effects and other features. It does a good job at finding faces for face shots and has a really great panoramic feature that actually guides you in positioning the...
Summary: So far I'm really liking this camera. It has a lot of cool features (like a watercolor mode) that I didn't know about up front. I've done a couple videos and haven't noticed the clicking issue talked about in some of the forums online.
Exceptional for stills, but video has major problematic ticking sound
Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 January 2013
Summary: So wanted to keep this camera. As of 2012, it appears to be the only waterproof camera with a bright lens that takes photos instantly. But the video is a terrible problem. It introduces a consistent and problematic ticking sound at the beginning of every video you take.
Summary: My Christmas present camera had to be returned because it didn't work. Amazon responded promptly, and all things resolved. As it turns out, it might not have been the camera! I purchased a bundle of accessories that appeared on the purchase screen. I particularly wanted the 32G card.