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Waterproofing failed on first try...
on 29 November 2013
I ordered this camera for taking on holiday, and was pleased with the quick delivery time. It's light, charges reasonably quickly and easy to set up. As with most cameras it doesn't come with an SD card, so if you're buying as a first or replacement camera remember to order one at the same time.
I tested out the camera at home. The photo quality is good - nice colours and clear shots. You can download it onto a PC or Mac, so no issues with compatibility. I can't remember whether it came with a CD or not, as I generally don't use any product-supplied software and rely on what's on the laptop.
I didn't test out the shock-proofing, but my first attempt at taking it in the water swimming ended in disaster... It leaked immediately upon immersion (literally just under the surface), despite me being really careful to shut the casing and lock it. I was so disappointed, as that was on the first day of my holiday. I didn't have a back-up camera, so I didn't get any photos at all.
I've rated it two stars as despite the major flaw in waterproofing, it's a good little camera. My bad experience may just have been down to a fault with the particular camera, as the majority of reviews are very positive.
If you choose to buy this camera - or any other waterproof model for that matter, please test the waterproofing well in advance of when you plan to use it, particularly if you are taking it on holiday. It would be ideal for fishing or outdoor sports, where splash-proofing is all that's needed. Hopefully my experience was a once-off and everyone will have better luck!