Summary: I bought this camera in mid June for a family vacation we took in August to Florida. I was looking forward to filming Manatee in the clear waters along the west coast, unfortunately it didn't quite work out.
Summary: We purchased this camera shortly before our once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands. The controls were easy to learn, and the ability to switch between still photos and video was wonderful, particularly as the seal wanted to play.
Summary: I wanted an inexpensive waterproof camera for the beach. After checking out the cost of a disposable camera coupled with the cost of developing and printing the pictures, I decided to go with this Vivitar. The pictures taken came out really good.
Summary: I just got this camera for my birthday and it takes great pictures and short movies anywhere, even underwater! The reason why we can take this camera underwater is because of its waterproof case which protects the camera from anything, like sand and rain.
Summary: this is a fun camera to have when going to the pool, beach or resort. We took it to Jamaica. The underwater pictures will turn out better when there is sunlight. Also if the water is not clear - obviously the picture wont be that clear.
Summary: Used an under water camera for the first time during my trip to Hawaii for snorkeling at Hanuma bay... It was cloudy with a bit of rain and so visibility was not so great. However, I got some decent images with this camera under water... but got great images of our group outside water.
Summary: This camera is perfect for underwater pictures AND regular pictures! Last time we went snorkeling we made the mistake of purchasing disposable cameras - FAIL. Terrible and no depth. This one has zoom and the clarity is amazing. The colors also came out really well.
Summary: For the price this is an excellent little camera. It takes good pictures and is easy to use and yes it works underwater just follow the instructions. The wrist strap that comes with it is pretty poor, but these are inexpensive and easy to find.
Summary: We go snorkeling on vacation just about every year and I was sick of the underwater film cameras and wanted to go digital this year. We could not find a housing for our little Canon so my husband got me this for my birthday and overall we are really pleased with the job it did for the money spent!