Customer Review

17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a shame!, 16 Sept. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Pentax WG-3 Waterproof Digital Camera - Orange (16MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Camera)
At first I was very impressed by what this camera could do. Took beautiful pictures & videos underwater (at no depths at all as I am not a diver-only sea level & to about a meter's depth) but was EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED to find that after 2 months daily usage the camera took water inside & is not working anymore!!! Please keep in mind that I was extremely cautious about locking it securely after each use & rinsed it after having used it very well with sweet water. Dried it carefully after every single use!! Considering this is a shockproof/underwater camera that can go up to 14 meters deep (what would happen then I wonder?) at a considerable amount of money I would not propose it for others to buy.
I had researched quite a bit on what camera to buy for underwater usage, but unfortunately it seems I didn't make the right choice!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 1 Jan 2014 01:48:30 GMT
Andy says:
Rinsing may have been your downfall. Running water creates a lot more pressure changes and can put increased stress on the seal and the initial submerging is the "trickiest" time for waterproofing and a running tap creates this environment continously. It may have been better to fill a bowl and slowly submerge the camera.
It may still be the product that is at fault, but I thought pointing this out may stop you falling foul of the same issue again!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›