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January 13, 2014

jeff

Very nice camera.

I am still in the learning process but so far I am very impressed. I bought it mainly for durability and have yet to put that to the test. Not especially wanting to go under water with it but to be able to use it in the rain safely. I like all the variations to use while taking pictures. Don't really need all of them but they are still fun. I am mostly going to use it on backpacking and camping trips as well as family vacations. Can't wait to put it to more tests.

January 01, 2014

Russ

Takes a beating, and keeps on clicking

This camera was purchased to take on the motorcycle. I want something I can toss in the tourpack, and can handle heat, cold, water, dust, and has good battery life. For the short time I have had it, it meets my expectations for mid price point and shoot. Has some nice effects, does a good job on macro shots meaning less equipment I need to take for my D5200.
No unpleasant surprises. Better price, and meets what I wanted better than the Coolpix I had been considering.

December 29, 2013

Ronald

Big camera features in a small, tough, take anywhere camera

Amazed at the 'big camera' features and control of the TG-830IS. Looking forward to taking it on kayaking and camping/hiking trips. Will get back to you after I"ve had a chance to use it 'in the field.'

December 09, 2013

Leo-Paul

Superb Camera

Great camera, easy to learn and use. Great Shots. I prefer it to my Nikon. Fun to use. One small quibble; The controls in the back are hard to read I have poor eyesight, an age thing, But all is not lost thanks to the icon guide I can read the descriptions of the buttons.I will gladly give this superb camera a 5 star rating,

November 29, 2013

Mike

AMAZED WITH IT

Recently bought it, found it easy to use with great resolution. Then I started checking out all the bells & whistles and am amazed at what this camera is capable of. The added features make it almost impossible to take a "bad' picture.There are so many options to help you shoot different scenerios, it's unbelievable. The functions actually "show you" what they do. So far I'm very pleased & would recommend this camera to anyone who wants to take good quality pictures easily.

November 11, 2013

Bill

Good Tough Camera, but . . .

When taking video there is a mechanical clicking noise from inside the camera. Once played back, the clicking noise can be heard throughout the entire video. When I called customer support, they were aware of the problem and said it will be fixed in later versions of the camera. That does not help me and then they expect me to ship it back to them, with me paying for the shipping. I like the camera and the pictures that it takes and will have to live with the clicking in the video since I do not use the video option very often. Also, the placement of the video button should be in a different place, too easy to press on it when all I want is to take a picture. I will probably get used to this as time goes on, but, should not have to worry about it at all - maybe this button should be switched with the larger picture taking button, would make sense. Mostly satisfied, too bad about the video.

November 08, 2013

Tim

Battery Sucks

I bought the camera back in August and charged the battery per instructions. The first time I used it was end of September on my vacation. There was only 2 segments left on the battery as indicated on the camera. I took about 20 pictures before the camera frozen up no matter what button I pressed. Pushed the power button and no response. The only way to power up the camera was to take out the battery and re-insert it back in. I recharged the battery to get ready for the next day but the battery died again about 20 pics taken. It happened everyday during my vacation. I am very disappointed with the performance of the battery.

October 19, 2013

Kimberley

Better than expected, yet still learning

Takes good pictures even without using a flash. Don't like the dial but I'm getting used to it since it still means 25 formats to take pics. Loving the Fragmented, Mirror & Soft Feature within MAGIC. Too many steps to use Macro vs just 1 button as my previous Olympus did. Overall it's better than I expected, which makes it an improvement to my previous model, but takes some getting used to. Especially the child proof doors as I call them to get to the battery and plug. Have to be more mindful of my nails whereas the previous doors were rubber and didn't need two locks.

October 19, 2013

Kimberley

Better than expected, yet still learning

Takes good pictures even without using a flash. Don't like the dial but I'm getting used to it since it still means 25 formats to take pics. Loving the Fragmented, Mirror & Soft Feature within MAGIC. Too many steps to use Macro vs just 1 button as my previous Olympus did. Overall it's better than I expected, which makes it an improvement to my previous model, but takes some getting used to. Especially the child proof doors as I call them to get to the battery and plug. Have to be more mindful of my nails whereas the previous doors were rubber and didn't need two locks.

October 12, 2013

Maureen

I love this camera

I needed something tough and smaller than my E-520. I have only had my TG-830 for a short time but have already taken well over 100 photos.
While it takes great low light photos I will will be taking my zoom photos with my E-520. The resolution isn't as good as my E camera but that is to be expected. The only complaint I have is that I didn't get a choice in color, I would have liked something other than black. I don't know why I didn't get a choice since the camera does come in red and blue also. I also wish I could charge the battery without it being in the camera. I bought a back up battery, but I can't use the camera while it charges.
I have not tried all the features yet but I plan to - so far no problems.

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