Summary: We have owned this camera for a little more than 3 months. A few weeks ago while charging the battery overnight the battery somehow exploded in the camera. Hence the camera no longer worked. ( We have been over meticulous with this product and following the directions) We thought replacing the battery was all we needed to do, however, it was impossible to find a battery at any store to replace.
Summary: this was my second waterproof camera. The first one failed. Then I read reviews about the importance of cleaning properly after use in saltwater, because the salt causes the seals to fail. I cleaned this one regularly, and it still failed after snorkeling. Was able to retrieve some of the pics on the memory card, but the camera is a loss. I am going to stick to regular non-waterproof camera.
Summary: bought this camera to take along a hawaiian holiday. the first few days with it, camera worked great. Took it snorkeling, swimming in the pool. Images and videos were nice and clear. the 4th day of heavy usage, it wouldn't turn on and when I opened the battery door, water came out. rest assured, I always checked to lock the door to prevent any accidental leakage but this thing was just dead. So beware. I guess next time, I will just with a go pro.
Summary: I purchased this camera specifically for a beach vacation in which most of our time was spent on the beach and in the water. This camera didn't even last 2 days. I first noticed water spots on the pictures so I decided not to use it and dry it out. Once the camera dried, I opened the battery compartment to find water inside and when I pulled out the battery, some corrosion had built up.
Summary: I bought this camera for a family vacation/cruise where I wanted to be able to take photos on the beach and while snorkeling. It lasted 1 1/2 days. I opened the camera to charge the battery and found moisture inside and the battery starting to corrode. Fortunately, I was able to salvage my memory card. I am soooo disappointed. I had already read comments from other people who have had the same problem. I should have listened.
Summary: I took the camera to Maui recently and hoping I could take some underwater pictures with the kids. It worked all fine for the first 2 days (I rinsed and dried the camera as instructed after each use) and on my third day the camera suddenly stopped working. When I took it out from the pool and I could see water inside the viewfinder and the lens. It was quite disappointing as the camera would fail this quickly.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these within days of each other. The first one never worked (right out of the box). The second on lasted 5-months before it went haywire. Dealing with Olympus to get them repaired was quite cumbersome. Maybe I just got 2 lemons. But, I would never buy again.
Summary: I bought this camera as a X-Mas present. I loved the look of it and especially the bright red color. That's the first thing that attracted me to the camera! I was thinking I was going to get a nice, cheaper, waterproof camera for my boyfriend. The reviews said it was great, took great pictures, why wouldn't I buy right?? Wrong, it took crap pictures. Even when the people were standing completely still the pictures weren't clear when blown up on the computer.