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January 14, 2014


answered my needs

I recently had a seizure and damaged my right shoulder making my SLR photography impossible, I have to take pictures, I decided point & shoot was the answer as there is no such thing as a left handed camera this would be the easiest, so far, so good. 16MP was the big selling point for me. This will never replace my SLR, but is a definite asset.

January 14, 2014


Great camera

I researched waterproof cameras for about 2 months before deciding on this one. There is so much conflicting information on which is best it was very frustrating .I bought this for our trip to the Caribbean because we planned on doing a lot of snorkeling and beach time. Camera worked great! The underwater images turned out really well. Very durable. In one day went from beach pictures, wave runner and snorkeling. I did notice the clicking sound on the videos on the underwater images. I didn't know if was the underwater sounds it was picking up or what. I made sure to soak in fresh water for 10 minutes after having it in saltwater and have had no water seal problems. So far it has met my expectations.

January 13, 2014


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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.

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