Excerpt: I really want to like this camera, but the poor image quality is a real negative for me. Pictures are not sharp, and when blown up to show detail, they have a "painted" look to them that doesn't look good. Similarly, video is just "ok", nothing to write home about, and in typical scenes (lazy river at the local water park, bumper boats at the local fun park), the camera tried to change focus points way too much, rather than using the extreme depth of field that small...
Summary: The product is not new... i pay for a international send package and when recive in my country, this it look very nice like new, i open the box and the camera looks god... but when i put the battery and turn on.... i was surprise because the date of the camera is not for the fabric original made, the date of the camera was actually of today and when i see the picture in the internal memory of the camera have a lot of picture of a family in a water park with a date of one...
Summary: The First camera we purchased and waited to use until vacation. After 3rd day of use on vacation in the Bahamas it froze, wouldnt allow scenes to change, wouldnt focus on any objects and was useless. Very upsetting and had to use Iphone for rest of 10 day trip. Got it exchanged after our trip and the new camera has been fine.
Burns batteries like crazy, even just taking pictures (not movies).
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10 June 2014
Summary: A big disappointment regarding the batteries. Make SURE to buy a second battery. Also, I don't like charging the camera through the camera. Ties up ability to take pictures while charging. Hear this Olympus--not a good idea.
Summary: This is my 2nd Olympus Tough camera, I am replacing the 1030. I was so excited to use the camera on a recent cruise, however I was quickly dissappointed when taking pictures at dinner and all the shots were blurry and dark. The pictures we took during the day were washed out and you couldn't see the blue sky and water behind us. I'm hoping there was just a problem with the camera that was sent to me becuase I love the Tough carmeras.
Summary: Just like some of the other reviewers said, all buttons except the shutter and power become totally unresponsive! Nearly ruined my Caribbean vacation! Purely by luck i brought my old fuji xp20 waterproof camera as back up which worked perfectly. When its out of the water for a while it seems to work again. The battery compartment was totally dry so it didn't fail there. I think somewhere else the camera waterproofing is failing, maybe the mode dial.
Summary: Second time in the water and the control Buttuns does not respond. I give the camera two stars because idea behind the camera is good but the mechanics and the camera's hardware processor are both contributing to a poor user experience.