Excerpt: Good thing about that camera in comparison with Canon D20, for instance, is that TG-1 has a f as low as 2.0 while D20 has a f3.5 (if I am not mistaken) which is quick dark when you think about underwater. The setback is that you are not able to set it manually; instead the camera sets it automatically. I went underwater with TG1 (in a swimming pool, therefore just 5 feet deep). I have shot movies and took pictures and I got very pleased with both. Very good quality ...
Excerpt: I took this camera abroad and it performed very well in all weather conditions. Although I will probably never take it underwater, it's good to know that this camera is safe in the rain. One thing I've never done is expose any of my cameras to rain and I've never taken any rain shots but I took some abroad with this camera and I was pleased with the results.
Excerpt: Purchased one three months ago as replacement for Pentax w60. Much better. Fast lens and less noise. Good movies and screen. Pictures look great on retina IPad but... Only if not enlarged. Both sharpening and denoising are very strong and enlarged photos look poor. As for durability - it is much mor plastic than it looks and soon started to condensate fog in cold water. But I like it as, well, pictures look great and it still works.
Summary: The first part of this review is an "out-of-water" review; below it is a review of performance in and on the water. Design and controls: --Design: attractive, functional. Tradeoff between small size and crowded controls worked out OK once you get used to it. --Double-latch doors: good idea. --Other users have reported easily losing the plastic ring around the lens because it has no click latch.
Summary: I own the Canon D10 and Sony TX10 and anxiously awaited the D20 and TX20. But seeing that the D20 lens is even slower than the D10, I passed. The TX20 gained some enhancements such as faster time to start recording video and improved playback, but the sensor and lens and overall operations are essentially the same. So passed on that as well. When I saw the specs on the TG-1, esp. the f2.0 lens and latest processor and tech, it looked like a sure winner.
Summary: My previous WP camera was a Pansonic which took great video but the images really suffered from pixel packing and over processing. I bought this Oly primarily for its fast, quality lens. Despite its small sensor, I'd hoped that the lens would keep the images decent in low-light situations which are common for this type of camera. It seems to work as described. I bought a fast SD card and the camera is very fast with it.
Summary: When I think of the term "Shockproof", I think of something that is able to withstand a certain amount of physical abuse. When this term is applied to a camera (which is also given the name "tough") it makes me think that this camera is able to take a certain amount of accidental damage, such as small drops etc. What else would this mean?
Summary: This is a nice sturdy camera, with a solid build quality and the reassurance knowing that it can take the unexpected knocks in life with no problems. However, if you are only going to have 1 camera, this is not for you. It features a miserable 4x zoom, not worth it, even my phone has a better zoom. This is so the camera lens does not protrude when in use, making the unit waterproof.
Eigentlich eine gute Outdoor Kamera mit ein paar Abzügen
Tumblerone "T.R.", Amazon
12 April 2013
Summary: Die Kamera ist sehr solide verarbeitet und liegt gut in der Hand. Am Strand und im Wasser hat man nie Angst, dass irgendetwas die Kamera zerstören könnte, sei es Sand oder Wasser. Die Bildqualität ist durchschnittlich, meiner Meinung nach für den Preis jedoch etwas zu schlecht. Zudem habe ich noch folgende Punkte zu bemängeln: - Bildschirm schwer ablesbar bei Sonnenlicht, am Strand/unter Wasser kaum sichtbar (selbst bei hellster Einstellung) - Einstellrad kaum bedienbar,...