July 07, 2012
We took the camera whitewater rafting and hiking. It came through unscathed
July 06, 2012
This camera has some realy cool features like 3-D and panorama. It also has a beauty setting that takes out wrinkles and gives your subject an over-all younger look. The underwater setting results in some of the clearest pictures I've ever taken.
The only down side is the lock that keeps the side panel (memory card, plug-ins area) lock secure, keeps sliding to the unlock position. To be clear, there is a lock for another lock that holds the side compartment closed. I hate to think what would happen if the second lock opened. Something that needs to be addressed.
Other than that, great camera. Crystal clear images in or out of the water.
July 05, 2012
This camera has far exceeded my expectations! I bought it because I kayak and the waterproof camera I was using on the water was a big disappointment. The picture quality of this camera is unbelievable. It has numerous features that I did not expect. All in all, a great little camera!
July 04, 2012
This camera was purchased for an ocean resort vacation and lived up to my every expectation. It was extremely easy to figure out how to use all of its features. If there was any question I simply used the cameras own help menu. It was absolutely awsome being able to turn the camera on and scroll down through the options to choose from for the type of pictures I was planning to take at that moment.
Every picture I took appeared on the screen with clear, vivid quality. I truly can't count the number of times I said to my wife "I'm so glad we chose this camera.
July 02, 2012
PHD photographer (push here dummy)
*I am just learnign to use my camera but I has been easy so far. I still have all the special features to learn.
July 02, 2012
Wanting to always capture the actions of our 4 year old son, I bought a close to professional camera. Unfortunately, it's just too bulky to always carry around. Living in florida we will most likely be at the beach quite often so taking care to not get the camera wet was paramount. We needed something small and resisitant and came across the Olympus. At first I was skeptical so made sure to get the extended warranties. Took it to the pool, took pics and videos underwater...absolutely beautiful results! SO far so good! The only drawback I have seen so far is that twice I had to reset to get it going again. Other than that, no hitches whatesoever! Great purchase!
June 29, 2012
I have had this camera for several weeks now and taken many photos with it. I've tried out most of its image possibilities (e.g. "magic" setting) and found it to be amazingly good. I have a habit of wearing out zoom lenses within 2 years--probably because I do a lot of close-up photos and our dusty climate. This camera only has 5X zoom (compared to my last camera with 18X zoom), but the photos are very clear so I can use my photo editing software to enlarge any area of any photo I want. I am especially pleased with the water-dust-shockproof feature. I kayak and hike a lot--all things that can lead to problems with regular cameras, especially in Arizona. So far, no problems. It is great to be able to take the camera out on the kayak and not have to encase it in a special case (which also degrades the photos). I also like the weight of the camera--easy to hold in my hand and know that I am holding something--the camera feels solid. I can't tell if the camera will outlast my others yet, but with the smaller, sealed zoom and the macro settings on this camera it should do well. The camera also fits nicely into a pocket or belt pouch so that it is immediately handy for that once-in-a-lifetime photo! In short--I love the camera and would recommend it to anyone.
June 27, 2012
For years I've only owned OLYMPUS products. I have an E-5 and my wife uses an E-30. We also own the smaller cameras as a means to capture shots outside of a formal photo session. Very handy. In terms of functionality the 820 as well as other OLYMPUS products is seamless. To this day neither one of us has had a single problem with their products.
June 26, 2012
I got this to use on the water, boat and snorkel. So far, no problems. It is not a DSLR, so not all the manual options are available, but by playing with the settings, you can get most of the flexibility you want. Haven't used it under water yet, so we will see.
Pictures so far are pretty good.
June 23, 2012
The TG-820 iHS is exactly what I wanted in a underwater camera. No worries about it being too dark, the Tough compensates underwater. It's so easy to operate between pictures and video and that was a major concern. Pictures AND video is clear and sharp. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone. Snorkel Hawaii!