Excerpt: I recently bought it as I got a good price thru amazon uk. I was well aware of its drawbacks, so I am happy. I want it for its water resistant property. So far great results even in low light situations. I am usually a Nikon D7000 operator. Problems: The well advertised and discussed.
Excerpt: I go this camera prior to a trip to Hawaii to use underwater, and to have later as a carry-everywhere camera. The main reasons I chose it over other underwater cameras were: 1. Lens protection when not in use. 2. High quality results with exmor sensor. 3. Super close macro distance (~1cm). 4. 24mm equiv wide angle 5. Nice and small for shirt pocket use.
Excerpt: This is a great little camera. It's fun all around camera. Pictures are decent. Video is great, and underwater performance has exceeded my expectations. Reviewing both pictures and videos on the rear LCD screen is a lot of fun too amongst friends and family. It's super clear. I've also used the HDMI out to play back pictures and videos on a large screen and was extremely satisfied. Problems: Overall operation is slow.
Conclusion: This is a great little camera. It's fun all around camera. Pictures are decent. Video is great, and underwater performance has exceeded my expectations.
Pros: This is a great little camera. It's fun all around camera. Pictures are decent. Video is great, and underwater performance has exceeded my expectations.
Cons: Overall operation is slow. If [video] lag time is important to you, look elsewhere. The touchscreen response is somewhat (very?) disappointing. It skips quite often. Esp. after using an iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad/etc, the touch screen performance of this camera is a joke.
Excerpt: I use this camera for 3 months now. On trips, underwater and everyday also. Before this i used a Canon Ixus 220 HS. I bought this camera because of the underwater and video functions. I knew that i will have to make compromises, but maybe too many. Satisfied: - picture quality - weight and dimension - panorama mode is amazing, i love it - appearance - video quality - low light I recommend this camera for those who does extreme sports and need a camera more rough than...
Summary: Indoor shot quality is definitely better than most waterproof camera. But the touchscreen performance is erratic and there so many similarly named functions that makes navigating confusing. But after you get past that, the camera should be fun to use.
Summary: This camera is GREAT! If you are looking for a light durable, waterproof, shockproof camera that takes good snapshots on an SD card. The camera takes really good photos, and the in camera touchup and features are really amazing. The lens is 28 mm equivalent which is way wider than normal P/S cameras. It starts up relatively fast and shoots fast. The isweep panorama feature is awesome.
Pros: Image quality: The pics look great, Size: it's small, light and has a streamlined form factor that is easy to slip into a pocket., Speed: For talking photos, it's pretty fast, In camera image processing: HDR, iSweep, Red Eye, iSweep Panorama: You set it to isweep mode and press the button and move the camera across the scene. It works really well! You can change the sweep rotation left right up and down. There are also settings for image quality.
Cons: Battery: It's not amazing and it dies quickly in the cold, Slow Video: The time between when you hit video redord and when it begins recording will turn your hair grey., Owner's Manual: It's worthless, AVCHD 60p video: It comes into Cinema Tools at 30 FPS. I can't figure out how to overcrank it.