November 10, 2011
I was really excited picking up this camera prior to our honeymoon. 14 MP quality and presumed toughness great features. Camera had many options for shots which we were able to begin to use - very fun!
On our fifth day, after a snorkeling trip, the camera simply stopped working! We were at the top of a mountain for sunrise, and the camera would not turn on. We followed the instructions re: removing debris if affected after use (ie used at beach, we would remove sand with rinsing) and ensuring the battery area was shut properly and locked. Our snorkeling trip did not put the camera under more than three feet of water. We opened the latch where the battery is and the entire thing was WET. HOW DISAPPOINTING! We immediately went out and had to purchase a new camera - and checked that our SD card was intact - as we had taken 400+ pictures. Thank goodness we did not lose those. Got back to our lodging and attempted to charge camera once dried out - but it was and remains completely dead.
All in all disappointed with battery life and durability. Had such excitement for this purchase, and only able to use the product for 5 days of our trip. Hoping we can be refunded.
November 09, 2011
This is a good product except not all 100% of the pictures are clear, when you hold the shutter button half way down and auto focus does it’s best, to no avail not all are crisp and clear for a 14 mp.
October 20, 2011
I love this camera. Great Quality pics. the only issue was that the icons on the back of the camera rubbed off so you better remember where all the settings are. I would love another Olympus.
September 04, 2011
Only problem (annoyance really) is that lens is too close to top of camera housing and left hand fingers used to steady camera sometimes show up in picture
August 20, 2011
THIS IS A VERY PRACTICAL CAMERA. THE CASE MAKES IT EASY TO CARRY AND SPACE FOR EXTRA BATTERIES MAKES GOOD SENSE. USING THE CAMERA IS SIMPLE AND IT PRODUCES GREAT PHOTOS.
I AM GLAD TO HAVE IT, AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
August 14, 2011
This is a great camera. It is just a little hard to understand all the settings and getting the good results. Over all great product
August 11, 2011
I love the under water pictures, I have a pool and a 3year old that loves cameras, so I need a tough one, she already dropped it and it is still great! I can't belive how clear the pictures are!! I took back three camera's before I found this one, I'm picky! I just can't say anything bad about this. Another reason why I was looking for a new camera was the speed of the next picture.. I hate the lag time between photo's and this one is so nice and fast! Having a young child you need to take fast pictures over and over again to try to get the best one!! But the only thing I don't understand how to use the 3D, but I haven't had time to read and figure that out.. I'm sure it will be great when I know how to use it. I think soon in the future though, I seen the next best one above this one with the more zoom, that is the only thing I would change.. but you pay more for that!
August 10, 2011
average easy to use camera with water/ temperature proof featuress.
prefer picture quality of my other compact camera.
can't use provided olympus id software on my pc due to capacity requirements. had to contact olympus support to find this out.
August 10, 2011
The camera I love it it works super great, I turn it on and its ready to go, the battery last longer, I take 3D pictures with it too. Plus movies in 720HD quality.
July 25, 2011
I bought this camera for 2 reasons. #1 I wanted to record and take photos of my mudruns this year. and #2 I'm saving up to hopefully go to Hawaii (planning waaay ahead on this one). I just went to my first mudrun and it involved my camera getting hit with snowmachines blasting water at me. Jumping over 4 foot walls (which I fell over and my camera went flying into the dirt/rocks), getting tossed around, getting blasted with more water and of course getting covered in mud. As I jumped into the mud pit which was past my knees and I had to crawl under barbwire I thought, no way can this camera possibly survive this treatment. I was honestly expecting a broken camera of some sort after the race....worked awesome! Survived the race better than I did! Love love love love love this camera, its so much fun.
I hope to post a video to youtube within the next week right now I have a short clip of the treatment, the quality isn't that great but its not the camera's fault its the way I uploaded it to youtube. If you follow the link I'm hoping my future video will be easily found, and I will upload that one better.
Summary, if you are looking for a seriously tough camera...this is it. I am impressed with everything. Good quality video and pictures. Fun features, easy to use.