Summary: What a piece of junk. And to add to the disappointment, we didn't find out until we were on our snorkeling trip in Mexico. The moment the camera hit the water, it refused to function. Nothing! This was a gift for my daughter who had wanted an underwater camera for a long time. I even signed up for Amazon Prime to get it in time for our vacation. Huge disappointment. Amazon refunded my money but, sadly, we had no pictures. Don't waste your time and money.
Summary: Boo! This camera was awesome for the three weeks that it worked. Then, it just went black. I'm super careful about rinsing after use, and never opened any chamber when it was even slightly damp. Whatever was done to refurbish this camera must not have solved the real problem. Of course, now that I can get on and try to return it, I'm a week too late. :( Boo!
Summary: I was disappointed in the picture quality of this camera. I bought this for my children to use whilst we were at the beach and though we never got to the beach they did use it at the pool. The pictures were fuzzy and definitely not worth the coat of the camera. I used to get better pictures from those old single-use underwater cameras from CVS.
Summary: It worked fine for two months, then one day I went to turn it on and it would not power on with a fully charged battery. I thought maybe the battery was defective so I purchased another battery with a wall charger. Still would not power on. I called Olympus and they said it was covered under warranty. I sent everything in, including my receipt which proved when it was purchased.
Summary: Length:: 0:05 Mins I only had the camera for 3 months and my 9 year old dropped it from 3' to the floor. The silver piece around the lens is PLASTIC and cracked, then fell off. It's not chrome or metal. Now that I really am looking at the whole camera after that happen... it has a lot of plastic parts on it. Right on the camera states Tough, Shockproof to 7ft, and Waterproof. Are they kidding me!!!! This camera is no way Tough and Shockproof.
Summary: I took a chance after reading the reviews and seeing multiple comments about a clicking sound while recording video. I tried it out right away and sure enough I had clicking in the playback. If you don't use video you may like the camera.
Summary: The photos are not good because the lens are too small. You need much light for a good photo. No good definition in the photo. Much noise. The camera is very very heavy for a compact camera. If you use under the water. Some of water is introduced inside the camera. Only with 1 ft of water. And after that, the lens fogs, and you cant keep taking photos. Bad bad. The panoramic function are a s*** in this camera. The LCD screen are too dark.
Summary: The camera looks good and has a lot of interesting options. Unfortunately it fails with the most fundamental task - taking pictures. It's really very disappointing but the picture quality is simply very bad. I tried different settings but no change. Colors are pale, lighting looks strange and noise reduction is absolutely out of any proportion.Out of 100 photos, maybe 5-8 were up to acceptable standard. Actually, my cell phone camera takes much better pictures.
Summary: I must say I have owned on of these before. It worked well till it took on water. I decided it could be user error and purchased a newer version. I have used ( not even myself ) to charge and verify it worked. It has not since, and it has been registered. Amazon determined it was not returnable, but it was purchased as a Christmas gift. Purchased on Sept. 27, and dead before Christmas eve. The manufacturer stated they would sent a new battery which they haven't.