Summary: Took it snorkling and the pictures turned out great. I've only taken a few feet under water and only a few times, but so far it's been holding up. The Magic features makes it that much more fun to take pictures. Perfect size for traveling around, swimming, hiking, etc...
Summary: I bought this camera for an extended hiking trip. Not wanting to carry my Nikon DSLR, I wanted a camera that I could strap on my pack and not worry about bouncing and rain. While it has some fun features like the special effects, I find the overall picture quality has much to be desired. The zoom produces grainy pictures. The ring around the lens fell off almost immediately and is now somewhere in the wilds of Montana.
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera, I replaced my old 790sw that was a great camera for me. I just have to keep fighting with this camera to take a normal picture, its either to bright or to dark... I messed around with it on my vacation and lost a bunch of great pictures because this camera did not want to take a good picture, where my 790sw was just point and shoot no messing around with settings...
Summary: A friend of mine had this camera and I liked what it could do - especially the underwater feature). I haven't used it too much and haven't had a chance to go underwater with it yet (too cold in New England this time of year - but it takes great pictures and has some really unusual features that are 'fun'!
Summary: I bought this camera for a trip to the Virgin Islands. I got it a couple of months prior to my trip so I could try it out and get comfortable with it. As a point and shoot it is a great little camera. Pics came out great and it has many features. Would have been a five star until I took it into the water. On my very first snorkel it leaked and was ruined. After drying out a couple of days it did turn on but the menu would not work, nor the picture viewer.
Summary: This camera takes great pictures I really like the macro feature you can get really close pictures with great detail. I'm taking this camera to cancun in May this will be the real test especially the under water features.
Summary: I like it takes photos underwater. I like that it is a small size and has a decent screen. But its zoom is bad. I bought the attachment zoom lens which doesn't do much either. It was a waste of money. I like the camera but taking photos from more than a few feet away is just frustrating.
Do not believe the high reviews of this junk camera
Sherry G, Amazon
31 March 2014
Summary: I did, I succumbed to the online reviews stating this was the best way to go with a compact underwater camera. My boyfriend, who is a professional photographer, told me I would regret buying it. He was so opposed to me buying an Olympus he threatened to leave me if I bought it (joking of course). He told me that Olympus compacts cameras always have issues. So i completely ignored him and bought it anyway.
Summary: We have used this camera in all kinds of harsh conditions, the camera does well. The strap that comes with it is not good, it released twice, once in the ocean and we almost lost the camera and all the pictures on it. Use a different strap!!! Seriously!