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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 10 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom... by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 10 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 199 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 7.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo4.4   average
Underwater4.0   average
Quality3.9   average
Speed3.9   average
Lens3.8   above average
Light3.7   below average
Video3.6   below average
Image3.4   below average
Battery3.3   average
Setting3.3   below average
Screen2.9   below average
Button2.5   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Only complaint is the after-market batteries I could find years later, which suck."
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"I didn't even submerge the camera underwater; it only got slightly wet at the beach and after that, it alternated from not being able to be shut off (i had to take the battery out to shut the camera off) to constantly having the date menu pop up everytime the camera was turned on."
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"There is a problem with the battery connection, I lose date and time everytime I turn off the camera."
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"It never did work after that and after a few hours wouldn't even power up to give me the error message (although both batteries I tried showed a green full charge on the charger)."
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"I pulled out the battery, let the camera dry out, put back in the battery, no dice - still dead."
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"The battery life is impressive too."
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"This is a great camera;however, the battery did not last that long at the beginning, but after a couple of usage it did not get discharged."
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"I can deal with the shutter lag and the short battery life but, I just can't deal with the crappy quality of the photos !"
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"I was able to use the one battery for the entire day, so there was no need to open up the camera for charging."
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"I also think the battery life is great."
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Button

Button:
"Clicking the right arrow also brings up the menu as does clicking down arrow, the OK button and a dedicated menu button (in case you missed mashing one of the other 4)."
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"So you don't want to:A) Try to turn the camera on, and fail, because you didn't press the on button for quite long enoughB) Watch the stupid 1.5 second advertisement for their annoying new touch feature, which you don't care about anywayC) Press the photo button and wait for 2 seconds while the screen goes first dim, then black, then finally takes the picture."
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"The only complaint I have is the time between pressing the button to take a picture and the actual moment the shutter reacts is a bit slow."
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"Once on its not that easy to turn off, you have to hold the button a few seconds."
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"This caused the button to not be able to go all the way back so when you turned the camera on it automatically cycled to half press (shutter lock) which effectively disabled the zoom."
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"In the winter I tend to wear gauntlet style gloves and I am still able to operate this camera's buttons."
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"In fact, every operation is buried under a bevy of clicks.7) The door that seals the battery and your flash card is difficult to open and close, making it easy to leave open and destroy the hardened aspect of this camera.8) Just the opposite, the power button is very easy to hit."
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"The Stylus Tough 6000 takes good pictures, but there is a long delay from when you push the button to when the photo is taken."
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"The menus are easy to navigate and to understand, I had the the menu button layout figured out with the first couple of shots."
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"The control buttons and dial are easy to bump and way to close together which is especially bad if you're doing something active (rafting or whatever)."
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Image

Image:
"The image equality is not so good."
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"Good pics, mediocre video."
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"I had to let it dry out and eventually it started working again - but I missed many photo ops - I probably would have missed them anyway though because of the delay."
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"During photo ops I always had complaints about that."
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"Underwater pics aren't all that great either."
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"I set my image quality compression on 'fine', and that solved the problem."
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"The underwater pics and video came out great."
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"excellent product highly recommended for people who like to be in beach pools, or places with water, the quality of the images is very good."
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"the image quality was exceptionally low for 10mp."
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"It should also be noted that image quality (while the cameras functioned) was fair at best."
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"Good pics, mediocre video."
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Lens

Lens:
"I was a bit surprised by the wide angle lens, and often found myself accidently getting a finger in the shot at first, but soon learned not to do so and I now appreciate some of the great shots I can get now with a much wider lense."
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"I'd be curious to hear if other users have noticed the lens flare problem, or whether it was peculiar to my camera."
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"During the first outing, I realized a stupid design mistake on the camera: there is an automatic retracting lens cover (a sliver of stainless steel) on the outside of the lens."
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"The camera takes GREAT pictures in the water and out...very happy with it except the lense got stuck and it wouldn't take pictures until I cleaned it with a q-tip for hours and that's after reading and rereading the manual for 2 weeks trying to figure out what was wrong."
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"The key is to keep the lens clean at all times, and to thoroughly clean the camera and lens after outings."
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"I never found a real good way to dry between the lense and sliding cover."
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"The lense has a cover (somthing the other under water cameras I tested did not have)The wide angle lense is great for getting more in."
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Light

Light:
"It sucks at night and takes terrible pictures in low light."
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"My old camera had no problems, but the 6000 version has a major delay problem in low light."
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"It also has many innovative features such as Tap Control for use with large gloves or while under water, as well as the LED illuminator... although I was a bit disappointed that you could not use the LED light while in video capture mode."
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"I love the quality of pix under water... they are absolutely great but night pix, dim light pix, are not great (i have it set to 10 Mega pixels and on fine)... the biggest disappointment is in the color of the pictures...It is fun to be able to use it under the water or when it rains, but i would have loved it if the pix came out more natural in color (better contrast)... i have the light on Auto and ISO on Auto..."
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"At slower shutter speeds, there was more noise, but the pictures (even in very low light) were surprisingly clear."
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"In bright light it occasionally works OK and takes fairly decent pictures."
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"The photos taken in low light are very poor and grainy as well."
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"So far, the underwater function has worked fine for us and the camera takes beautiful photos outdoors in bright light."
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"I've found that indoors, the candle light setting often works very well."
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Photo

Photo:
"And the photos are only a teeny bit better than that, but also the worst quality of any digital camera I have used."
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"This camera took some great underwater photos and some not so great."
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"It takes excellent photographs for what it is -- the optical format is nearly perfect -- not so wide as to distort reality serious, like a Go-Pro camera does -- just wide-angle enough to hold it one-handed while sailing a small gyrating boat and still get good photos and videos."
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"Great photos and easy to use."
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"Overall, this is a great camera that takes great photos."
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"The various modes for taking photos and things like shadow adjust are great, and for those who like to tweak the exposure it is possible to manually do this with this camera."
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"The only improvement that I would like to see is to be able to take photos faster."
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Price

Price:
"Overall an expensive camera that will leave you with a cheap feeling and frustration trying to get it to take a nice picture in a timely manner."
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"I am very very disappointed with this camera but am not able to return it so i'm pretty much out the money and stuck with a crappy camera."
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"If you need a camera you can use in the rain or underwater, this is a fantastic and affordable option."
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"This is a good little camera for the price."
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"Its the best money i've spent I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!"
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"it has lots of good features and at a very good price."
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"price was good, improvement over 720 which I used for two years -- better features, and overall picture quality."
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Quality

Quality:
"And the photos are only a teeny bit better than that, but also the worst quality of any digital camera I have used."
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"It has the worst quality video I have ever seen."
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"LAND USE:I liked the idea of having a drop-proof sturdy camera, but unfortunately it could not take decent land pictures :( They were pretty low quality...smartphones take better pix than this."
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"It obviously doesn't have the best optics nor will it take the best quality pictures but it will take pictures where few cameras can."
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"I too am disappointed in the quality of this camera."
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"I also think the quality of the picture is complete junk."
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"excellent product highly recommended for people who like to be in beach pools, or places with water, the quality of the images is very good."
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"The picture quality is pretty poor."
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"the image quality was exceptionally low for 10mp."
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"This camera has great picture quality and works well under water."
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"recommend this article to my friend to use is of good quality"
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Screen

Screen:
"I regret not using screen protectors from the beginning, and hope I can stop the deterioration with some TLC and protective film."
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"My one toughness complaint is with the LCD screen."
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"When tap is enabled it keeps giving you an annoying message screen that you can't remove."
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"During our second outing, after five minutes we noticed big white spots had occurred on the LCD screen which I can only assume means water damage."
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"One of the real weak points on the 7xx series was the screen wasn't sharp."
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"Although it leaves a little to be desired, you can still take great pictures as long as you're just viewing them on a computer screen."
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"The larger screen is great at giving a better view which helps setting up shots, especially of wild life."
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"The power save mode is nice, the screen shuts off after a few seconds, but I wish it had a longer delay."
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"I used a fossil sunglasses cleaning cloth and it worked great on the lens and on the view screen."
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"It fits perfectly to protect the screen from scratching and wasn't bulky."
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Setting

Setting:
"I don't know if maybe they're not using the camera on the right settings for the situations, because the only time I have this problem is when I'm taking pictures at an indoor show with only the stage lighting & a lot of movement on the stage."
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"I've had SOME problem with this - but sometimes putting the camera on the sports setting fixes this (unless there's too much fast motion).Regarding the review that said night scenes come out blurry..."
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"Regarding the review that said he she couldn't get a good inside shot even after changing the settings - I have had no issues with getting good inside shots."
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"The control wheel is small and I worried that it was not hitting the notch on the specific setting."
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"the user interface is a bit poorly designed in my opinion...it's not easy to find and change the settings."
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"Easy to use and switch between settings and I really like the different underwater settings truly held up great for snorkeling."
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"Even if you could maneuver the non-user friendly settings options, there is no way you can get the lighting and speed right."
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"I almost always use the fine setting (about 10MB picture) and was able to produce 4x6 and 5x7 prints that looked pretty darned good."
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"The larger screen is great at giving a better view which helps setting up shots, especially of wild life."
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Size

Size:
"The control wheel is small and I worried that it was not hitting the notch on the specific setting."
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"With that said I still have not missed the good shoots with the small children."
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"It takes excellent photographs for what it is -- the optical format is nearly perfect -- not so wide as to distort reality serious, like a Go-Pro camera does -- just wide-angle enough to hold it one-handed while sailing a small gyrating boat and still get good photos and videos."
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"It's a great camera, takes excellent pictures and videos, and it's small enough to fit in my jacket pocket or my husband's shorts pockets."
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"We really like the size and portability of this camera, and love that the kids can take pictures without me worrying about them breaking it."
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"I loved the size and ease of shooting in and out of water."
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"It looked perfect for a trip where I would be outdoors hiking, as it was small and compact."
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Speed

Speed:
"My only complaints about the camera are the slow start-up time when you turn it on, and not being able to zoom when recording a video."
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"- Takes okay pics (weak positive)Negatives - Slow."
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"If anything, the cameras that were damaged were defective and are covered by the warranty... despite its slow speed and minor setbacks... this is a GOOD AND RELIABLE camera!"
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"The picture and video quality is fantastic but the speed is a little slow..."
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"So 16 hours under fast water is not a problem for this camera."
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"super slow when taking pictures, yes it's durable but I ended up just using my iPhone because of how slow it was! "
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"But if I had it to do over, I would choose a camera with more focus on picture speed and quality and less focus on the durability."
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"I recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC which has a slow power on too, but feels solid and takes great pictures and has a much better interface."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"WATER USE:Yes, it's waterproof, but it doesn't help if it takes terrible underwater pictures."
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"I do not recommend this camera for underwater use."
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"I talked to a professional photographer who told me that any camera waterproof to only 10 ft is not going to have a good enough feel for any underwater application (I was only 2-3 feet below the surface)."
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"This is just a warning for anyone looking at underwater cameras... beware of the fine print! "
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"Underwater pics aren't all that great either."
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"This camera took some great underwater photos and some not so great."
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"Easy to use and switch between settings and I really like the different underwater settings truly held up great for snorkeling."
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"The underwater pics and video came out great."
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"Fun for underwater video."
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"Got this to take photos on our pool parties and it delivers as promised (it is not a go-pro) but for taking pictures underwater and in the beach, it really works great"
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"Quick and easy camera if you are after capturing fun pictures underwater."
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Video

Video:
"It has the worst quality video I have ever seen."
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"My only complaints about the camera are the slow start-up time when you turn it on, and not being able to zoom when recording a video."
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"Good pics, mediocre video."
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"It also has many innovative features such as Tap Control for use with large gloves or while under water, as well as the LED illuminator... although I was a bit disappointed that you could not use the LED light while in video capture mode."
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"The picture and video quality is fantastic but the speed is a little slow..."
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"Besides the water issue, it also had some other weak aspects, like poor video quality and horrible streaking if you point it anywhere near the sun."
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"The underwater pics and video came out great."
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"Fun for underwater video."
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"It takes excellent photographs for what it is -- the optical format is nearly perfect -- not so wide as to distort reality serious, like a Go-Pro camera does -- just wide-angle enough to hold it one-handed while sailing a small gyrating boat and still get good photos and videos."
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"Takes crystal clear pictures and videos underwater."
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"Good pics, mediocre video."
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