Top critical review
Wouldn't buy again
on 31 January 2014
I bought this about 4 years ago.
The camera is quite heavy in comparison to others, which makes it feel solid like it won't break. I've dropped it plenty of times & nothing has scratched or broken.
The screen quality is only ok, but when you load the photos onto the computer you realise that the quality of photos is much better than the screen allows for, which is good.
I used this camera plenty of times in swimming pools, underwater, and the sea. After using in the sea I tended to rinse or wipe it because I was a bit paranoid about the salt damaging it. Turned out I was right - the chrome/metallic parts started to bubble & flake after 1 year. The seals around the battery & usb port were great at the start but soon started to make me worry when the metal started to flake off.
The last time I used this it wouldn't turn on. I opened the battery part & water poured out!! The camera was ruined.
In summary, this camera did not last very long & the waterproof seal & metal are not of good quality. It was great fun while it lasted! :-(