Summary: After years of baby-ing cameras, it is a joy to hand this camera to my children and turn them loose. Or dive into a pool with it. We bought the camera for the underwater still photo ability but some other features have been a pleasant surprise. Such as: *The write-speed is much faster than I anticipated. *The LCD screen is sharp, clear, and a great size. *The video capability is a nice bonus. *The battery life is up to a full day of activity.
Summary: I bough it specifically for snorkeling while travelling and it was prefect for that in the price range. Definitely better than relying on a cell phone for pictures. Sure there are better cameras, but at this price (little more than one hundred), I would recommend it as a low cost waterproof camera.
Summary: The TG-620 is one of the smaller rugged cameras available from the better name brands. Afaik, the only rugged cameras even smaller are the Sony cyber shot TX line (super expensive) and the Panasonic TS line. This camera is not supported for UHS speed class, meaning it has no high speed features a "Class 10" card can use.
Nice small compact camera! Takes amazing underwater photos!
30 November 2013
Summary: This is a great little camera. It takes great underwater photos. Crystal clear definition. The only reason I rated this at 4 stars was the first one just quit working after about 5 days of use. I sent it back to the seller and they promptly replaced it. Hopefully this new one is better. The quality of the photos is wonderful.
Summary: I have had this camera for one month and shot more than 500 pictures. While the TG620 can be used in fully automatic mode, it is very flexible in P-mode. Fiddling with the various shooting modes using the toggle and the LCD screen works, but is very slow, particularly under bright outdoors conditions, where the screen is harder to read. The only feature which I miss is exposure bracketing.
Summary: I needed a waterproof camera for a beach vacation and I decided to buy one 3 days before we left. Without a lot of research I trusted the reviews from Amazon and made an impulse purchase. I LOVE this camera. It's very easy to use in and out of water. The quality of pictures from this is amazing. I would highly recommend this camera.
Summary: Bought for a trip where we would be on/in the water every day, it was great! Between boats/snorkeling/fishing/swimming I didn't have to worry about it getting splashed or submerged or dropped on the boat deck. Took great pictures as well with lots of features (love the panorama options!). Battery lasted good amount of time as well once I put it on "power save" mode.