great pictures, bad video, waterproofing failed within 1 week.
A. Kim, Amazon
10 January 2013
Summary: good: the pictures were great, the colours really popped, and the detail was there. loved the fact that you could rapid fire shots continuously very quickly (like a manual burst but higher res). focus was also very quick.
Tried really hard for three weeks to like this camera
6 October 2012
Summary: I bought this camera because I was looking for a waterproof (not necessarily underwater) rugged point and shoot that took better pictures than a cellphone and would be useful as a general purpose camera as well as a camera that would stand up to the elements while kayaking.
Summary: I've been using my Olympus TG-1iHS for a little over a month now. I love the land based shooting capablities, however I'm very disappointed with the "ruggedness" of this camera. After having the camera for a few days I hopped in the pool with it just to play around and took some great underwater...
Summary: This camera is OK if you just want to put pix on the internet, email to your friends, or print small versions. But if you want a surf picture to hang on your wall, forget it. The fast, long burst is great, but it doesn't do any good if most of your pictures are soft and noisy, or coated with blue...
Pros: Very good burst rate, good auto WB and color. Design and menus are good. Good functionality overall.
Cons: Very poor IQ for any print over 8x10 or any major cropping. Erratic AF. LCD useless in bright sun; turns this camera into a "Point and Guess." Fogs up if you go from underwater to above water (as in surfing shots where you have to go under a lot of waves. Lens ring falls off easily. No RAW (makes...
Summary: Great stills, terrible video sound (in my sample) and poor service from Olympus
Pros: Great 2.0 lens, fast performance, very good image quality (esp. high iso and macro) for its class and nice, functional body design.
Cons: My TG-1 has a very annoying ticking sound in all the video's that I shot so far (even if I follow the advice from the manual to set the video sound to 'low'). I contacted Olympus, sent them sample vids and they refused the warranty claim because they consider this normal for this camera. Check ou...
great stills, terrible video sound, bad service from Olympus
9 July 2012
Summary: My TG-1 has a very annoying ticking sound in all the video's that I shot so far (even if I follow the advice from the manual to set the video sound to 'low'). I contacted Olympus, sent them sample vids and they refused the warranty claim because they consider this normal for this camera.
Summary: I purchased this camera not because I want to swim with it nor abseil down a cliff. All I wanted was a camera that could taket a bit of rough and tumble on my travels or use if caught in a shower and give good results.
Summary: I purchased this camera because reviews showed it to be one of the better underwater cameras. However, I have found that the first two underwater settings do not produce good photos. The underwater macro is fine though. The sport setting actually works best for underwater photos!
Summary: I bought this camera for the experience Olympus has in making "Tough" cameras and for the good specifications compared to competitor models. Initially I was impressed with the solid build, the waterproof seals and the picture quality.