Summary: Slower shutter speed than I expected. Also, it leaked when I took it deeper than 6 feet on a touristy snorkel trip in Hawaii. I was pretty bummed because I missed a lot of family photos that happened later in the trip. I'm returning it as it did not live up to its claim.
Great functions, but heavy and not always picking the correct automatic setting
E. Deraspe, Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: Good camera with all the functionality we like, especially the Wi-Fi. The drawbacks are the weight and zoom buttons that cannot be operated easily with one hand. Also, it's not always picking the correct setting.
Excerpt: Bought it in case it gets dropped but not done that yet.
Resolution settings seem to be bad jumps from 5MP to 0.3MP with no inbetween (this does go up to 16MP) so if you just want basic photos you have to use high or very low quality shots.
Pros: Battery Life, Quick turn on and first shot.
Cons: Lack of Medium to Low Quality Resolution options. Heavy. Confusing menu options with lack of short cut buttons.
Summary: Yes, they go underwater and sometimes they leak. Frankly, the seals are not very obvious and there is no way of silicon greasing them like on a proper waterproof enclosure. It is not surprising that some people have had problems. It seems a bit of a lottery to me whether it leaks or not.
Summary: I had read that the image may be slightly less than other compacts but wanted one to use on the beach or in a bar where spilt drinks wouldn't ruin it. Dark rooms come out very bright and the photos all have a red cast as though everybody has been in the sun too long.
The autofocus produces an annoying background noise while videoing and can clearly be heard ...
J G, Amazon
29 October 2013
Summary: Did a lot of research before buying this camera. One of my main uses was as a tough pocket sized video camera which was waterproof.. And while it is waterproof, shockproof and dust proof it is not sound proof.
Summary: I was very disappointed when I got this camera. But I have found that once I reduce the exposure by two clicks, it takes a reasonable pic. Don't expect DSLR quality,but as a snap camera it's good. I've tested mine in rivers, big surf and in a swimming pool.