Summary: I bought this camera from Best Buy and I am happy with this camera. I work on the Delaware River and this camera is perfect for this kind of job. I have taken underwater photos and video and both are achieved with this camera. Suggestions for underwater photo taking are to keep on auto or program which is what I do. Disable the flash because the photo with flash will not come out great at all.
Summary: Took this out for Tough Mudder event and worked great through 20 obstacles filled with water, mud, etc. Only thing I regret not buying with the camera was a screen protector. Couple of scratches sure to rocks, etc.
Summary: I had mixed feelings for this review. Let me start with the general perceptions and fill in the dirty details later. I like the camera and it works very well for both general purpose point and shoot as well as its waterproof mode. I have an older weatherproof camera, Pentax Optio W80, which has been used for several years. We wanted a second one so the kids can run off with one and I hold on to the other.
Summary: The camera takes ok pictures in good light but is somewhat grainy in low light without flash. The on screen controls are easy to use. the learning curve is very short. As for the bubbles that the one video shows there is a space between the seal and the side of the latch. That is where the bubbles are coming from. Mine does the same thing but no water enters the camera. I would say this camera is ok for someone who is going to get it wet but not go to deep.
Summary: I just received the TG-810 and my initial impressions are good. This is one solid camera with nothing cheap about any part - it almost has a military quality feel. The 3" LCD display is outstanding and while the controls are a little small and closely spaced the camera is easy to use. I think Olympus made a reasonable trade-off between providing a largest display possible and the slightly crowed controls.
Summary: This camera has a lot of features. The main reason I purchased it was to replace another waterproof camera of a different brand that decided after 4 years not to be so waterproof. I looked at this one in person and loved the fact is has two locking mechanisms as well as two different rubber gaskets to seal the battery and memory card compartment. I love the fact that it is durable and tough enough to use with my job taking pictures in attics and crawlspaces etc.
Summary: So far the Olympus TG-810 has worked great, takes nice pictures, and definitely seems to be durable. There are plenty of options and settings to help dial in good photos. the main disadvantage is that the GPS seems to use a lot of battery (I keep it off normally) and it takes a very long time to locate satellites. overall a great camera.
Summary: A really nice camera it starts a bit slow but once is on it just goes... There's features that I miss like black and white but there is a lot you can do to make up for it I still haven't played with it as much as I would like but trust me I want to!