Summary: The very first time I used this lens it broke - water got in between the lens and the camera, pictures ruined. Not tough at all! Poorly made cheap plastic where it connects to the camera, do not buy this!!
Summary: We purchased this camera for a family vacation in Florida. Most of our activities involved water (beach, water parks, etc) so a waterproof camera was a must. After a lot of research the TG-1 appeared to be the best one available. The camera was great when we got it, unfortunately on the first day of our vacation (about a week after it was purchased) it stopped working.
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.
"Don't buy this camera video has horrible ticking noise!"
25 March 2013
Pros: Takes nice pictures
Cons: Holy moley! You can't take video without a horrible ticking noise in the video. Trust me you can't fix it and Olympus won't take it back past the return date. The camera is not usable for video at all! They didn't even fix the TG 2.
Summary: I have had two TG-1 cameras. Both developed the same problem: while in capture mode, none of the buttons work. Can't set the mode, change the flash, call up the menu, zoom, or anything. All of these buttons physically work, which can be confirmed by putting the camera into playback mode and checking them. The first camera had this problem right from the first day of using it. The second developed the problem after a couple of months.
Exceptional for stills, but video has major problematic ticking sound
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. I thought this might be an issue with just the unit that I had bought. I liked the camera so much (except for the video issue) that I returned the first unit, and then purchased another. Same problem.
Summary: Received this camera for Christmas. Opened the box, charged the battery, put battery in camera and camera made mechanical noises and nothing else. LCD screen blank. Camera would never turn on. Amazon and their seller ELECTRONICS BASKET refused to make good on the sale and accept a return, instead referred me to Olympus warranty service center which I just shipped the camera back for warranty repair incurring $27 shipping costs (out of my pocket!).
Summary: Bought this product back in September for our trip to Bahamas. the battery was inconssistent at times drains extremely fast. white spots appears when shooting underwater. after my fisrt use, i didn't find the time to return the product but i cleaned and took good care of it as per manual. yesterday i turned it on and LCD has no display----it's close to being dead and have no use. Sending the unit back to Olympus in NY for repair.
Summary: The first of these arrived DOA. I had Amazon send a replacement (yeah Amazon) and the second one worked for about 3 weeks before it went the same way - no response regardless of what you did. It appears to be a great camera but - twice in a row...I went to the Panasonic Lumix.