Summary: Also, there are some video skipping when you playback the video. Not sure what's causing it, but you can see it.
Pros: It feels very solid. Quite easy to setup. Picture quality are okay. Not too bad for taking pictures at night.
Cons: When recording videos, there were some clicking noises recorded in the video. The noise is not very loud, but you can definitely hear it. I was looking at some other reviews and discovered that this problem was known to the manufacturer. It was caused by the focus lock inside the camera. And there is no plan to fix it or recall it for this camera. They are going to fix it in the next version. That's bad!
Excellent camera for general and underwater shots and video!
Jackie Horton, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I love this camera!!! I needed a waterproof camera for a kayaking and snorkeling trip to Baja and finally settled on this one, after much research and comparison. Post-trip, I believe I made the right choice. The underwater shots and video are great! The camera worked beautifully! I was sure to rinse it with fresh water after being in salt water. Week-long shooting and with the extra batteries I bought, I never ran out of juice.
Summary: Awesome little camera. Delivered lightning quick. Does everything I want it do do and more. I'm not a pro (not by a long shot) so all I will say is that this camera's toughness and good picture quality are what I wanted and received.
Summary: this camera is awesome. takes fabulous pictures. I bought it for the underwater capability but the many features it offers makes it an excellent all around camera too. self framed panorama pictures. don't worry about missing that fish, use the movie feature which can also capture stills and you've got it all covered. and the pet feature is cool too. no more pictures of the side of their head. it'll take the picture when your pet looks at the camera.
Summary: Bought this camera before going on a cruise. We had intended to go snorkeling but were not able to. At least I was comfortable having the camera near all the water. I would suggest that anyone who is purchasing a camera to take in the water to purchase a floating device to attach to the camera! This camera takes great pictures and the picture is taken the second you push the shutter button not a little after. Not missing as many good pictures as I had with my old camera.
Summary: Not quite as good as the model it replaced. But still a very good all-weather camera. My biggest gripe is that the previous model had a lens cover, which this does not. Lack of a lens cover doesn't make the camera any less waterproof. But it gives the camera less utility in the rain and for activities such as kayaking because you are more likely to have water spots on the lens which will show up in pictures. I don't know that any of the competition has a lens cover.