... my beach vacation and the camera seemed to work great on land
michelle rees, Amazon
29 July 2014
Summary: This is day one of my beach vacation and the camera seemed to work great on land. The problem came when I stepped into the ocean to take pictures of my kids and the first wave that knocked me off my feet also knocked the camera out of my hand. I had the floating strap on the camera and around my wrist but when I stood up all I had was the floating strap on my wrist no camera! Now I have no pictures and no camera.
Excerpt: I bought 5 of these cameras to conduct shallow underwater surveys with my colleagues. All the dives I've taken them on have been at depths shallower than 22' - well below the advertised threshold of 33'. We work with underwater equipment and o-rings frequently, so we're very familiar with how to assemble and maintain stuff like this. All 5 of these cameras have failed after one or two dives.
Summary: My wife and I got this camera for some snorkeling photos on our honeymoon. It took great photos. However, after one day of use the camera's different functions ceased to work. We could no long take video or review our photographs. It would still take photos above and below water. When we got home and contact Olympus about the issue they wanted us to send them approximately half the value of the camera to fix it.
Summary: Was very excited about a camera with zoom, water proof, hi-res pics and 1080p video - but 5 days after vacation began most of the camera no longer works. Was getting good pics and videos for 5 days. Had previously used in in salt water at a theme park. However, after using for a short period in the ocean, all buttons on the right side no longer function. Can only take pictures with the top button. All buttons including zoom and video no longer work.
Summary: I would not waste my money on this product. It does not live up to anything it states in the details. I purchased this because it proclaimed to be waterproof. My wife and I had planned a vacation to Mexico where we intended to snorkel most of the time and wanted to be able to capture some of the beauty under the water. The camera failed miserably.
Summary: This camera would be a great "tough" option for someone if it were really that tough! The first camera i received from olympus was a refurbished one bought here. Camera came broke and scratched right out of the box! It was stuck in one of the modes. You could have played with the dial and maybe it would have changed modes but whats this 5 point inspection program they follow? Returning the camera now.
Summary: While it was working it was fine, but in just my second trip with the camera it stopped working. I always made sure to seal it correctly and followed the the directions of dipping it in fresh water after using it in salt water. Always made sure to dry it completely after every use but for some reason the right side of the camera completely stopped working. I've had the camera for only 2 months.
Summary: I'm not one to usually have anything negative to say, but add me to the list of those experiencing button issues on first time use. I purchased this product to replace another Olympus WP camera that gave good service for two years, and then one side of the zoom button quit functioning. So maybe I should have been leery, but I was intrigued by the wide angle.