Excellent picture and video quality for such a small package
J. Peshek, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Took this little gem to Mexico, kept it in my shorts pocket the entire time. I went swimming many times, and could pull it out to take pictures and/or video at will. Turns on and is ready to shoot quickly. Excellent picture and video quality for such a small package. Battery life could be better, but I always had a spare fully charged and close at hand. Images are untouched, taken on automatic settings.
Summary: I've had this camera for over a year and shot thousands of images... I LOVE it!! It is fantastic in low light (indoors)... The low light pics are a little grainy but much better than snapshot quality... If you're looking for an all around, do it all camera that is pretty much everything proof, this is a good choice. But!!! It's not going to replace a $1000 SLR with interchangeable lenses ... Don't expect studio quality images...
Summary: I just used this camera on our cruise to snorkel in Ochos Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico and a short trip to the reefs in Key Largo. This camera takes fantastic pictures in and out of the water. We are just thrilled with the quality of the pictures and videos we have from snorkelling and the cruise. I used the GPS for our entire 11 day trip and it drained batteries pretty quick. Luckily I had purchased 2 spare batteries before we left so we had no problems.
Summary: I was looking for a digital camera I could take with me when hunting. You never know what the weather will do and water is death to digital cameras. It also needed to be tough and take a few knocks. I saw a reconditioned Olympus tg-830 digital camera at a great price. I bought it and it is super, a best buy.
Great little camera for snorkeling, beach, snow, etc.
Joseph M. Davis, Amazon
8 September 2014
Summary: I was going to the Virgin Islands and I wanted an underwater camera for snorkeling. I did a lot of research and decided on this instead of a GoPro. While I eventually may also get a GoPro, I am glad that I got this especially for snorkeling. It takes great pictures AND video above and below the water. I absolutely LOVED taking video above water and then diving in with it while the video was still rolling. It captures great sound above and below.
Summary: Awesome camera. Takes nice pics, lasted me 6 month, but it did go through a lot of beating. Good battery life, looks nice, feels nice, etc. The "magic" shooting options are lots of fun. Takes good pictures in the dark, and all over. The only thing I think Olympus needs to fix on this camera is that it does not have a white ballance for compact florrecent lighting (which I have a lot of in my house) as these tend to come out too yellow if you use auto white balance.