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Happy splashy snaps
on 16 October 2014
Bought this camera as we were going on a sailing holiday and a "proper" camera was bound to get wet/dropped etc. Was also interested to try some pics while snorkeling. For holiday snaps it worked really well. Pictures turned out well in bright light and in low light - even managed a full moon glinting on the water OK. Optical zoom was OK and did no leave the edges jaggy.
Underwater was a bit more of a lottery as it was difficult to see what was in the shot but by holding it directly infront of where you were looking it did pretty good. Colours were not too bad either. Unlike the other reviewer mine was completely waterproof although I did not take it below 3m.
Having to open it up to charge it exposes the small seal to picking up foreign bodies so best be VERY careful and check there is nothing in the way - just some sand would be enough to compromise the seal.
Screen on the back is OK but really strong sunshine makes it a bit difficult to see
Have not used the video feature yet
Paid GBP 70 for it in Duty Free and for the money it is an excellent holiday point and squirt that you can take on the beach/ pool side / with you on activities and snap away as the mood takes you without worrying.
Only thing I do not like is the lump on the front which is necessary for the lens movement within. Makes it not quite as easy to slip in your pocket.