Top critical review
Not bad - but don't expect to be amazed
on 4 January 2016
Bought this ready for a family holiday to the Bahamas, but when I was there (Atlantis, Paradise Island) I noticed most of the Americans were using the GoPro equipment in the waterpark - they seemed much more versatile than this one - in hindsight, wish I would have paid more and gone for one of those (use on headband etc).
As my title suggests, the quality is decent enough - although not that much better than those single-use / disposable waterproof cameras we had used on previous holidays, but the problem with those was they had 25 photos or whatever, so a poor one was a wasted shot, whereas with this being digital, just snap away and delete the rubbish ones. And of course those disposable jobs could not take video, this can, so big plus there. I had read a few reviewers comments about the battery life before I bought it - so was ready for that and took plenty of spare batteries on holiday with me ( a good tip - especially if using the video functionality ). Of course 'underwater' snaps will never compare with dry photography, what with the salt, plankton, pool chemicals and everything else that makes water slightly murky, but still thought they would have been a bit better. In summary, decent item that doesn't cost the earth, take plenty of snaps and there are sure to be some really good ones amongst them.