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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) (Old Model) by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black) (Old Model)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 278 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 9.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Beach5.0   above average
Underwater4.5   above average
Price4.3   average
Video4.3   average
Photo3.9   below average
Setting3.8   average
Quality3.3   below average
Image3.0   mediocre
Battery2.7   below average
Speed2.1   mediocre
Lens1.5   mediocre
Focus0.7   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"It's slow to turn on and battery life isn't great."
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"My only dislike is the Lithium 51-B battery that it requires, Since my shooting is sporadic (may be 100 pix one day, and none for weeks), the batteries do not seem to hold a charge for long are are not easily found in every store,"
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"Another problem is that the camera freezes sometimes, and then I have to remove the battery and put it back again."
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"Also, I have read things about mediocre battery life on here and it not coming with a wall charger."
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"the only problem that I have is the battery, that will not last even for one day."
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"The problem is, just putting the camera away in its case can cause an inadvertant dead battery."
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"Battery life is pretty good."
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"The best way to maintain battery life is to NEVER take out your battery with bare hands!"
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"The battery life is excellent, the video and picture quality is outstanding and i could not be happier with this purchase."
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"The battery drains pretty quick!"
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"In terms of battery usage, it does very well when shooting still photos with the flash on."
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Beach

Beach:
"I took it the beach with no problems in the water, out in cold temperatures and more."
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"Great pictures from any activity I took it to the beach and swimming pool... Fun pictures from the kids and wife!"
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"I just tested it, I haven't checked the quality of the pictures or videos it takes underwater..I also love the material, it feels heavy and tough, plus I love the design and the colorIt's a shame about the indoor pictures...I finally decided to keep it, since I bought it mainly because I was planning to take my kid to the beach, he's 1 yr old and I love taking picture of every step of his growth :)So I decided I'd use this camera for vacations or whenever I take him to the pool, and the iphone I use indoors, since I bought it afterwards, and discovered it does take great indoor picturesbut I am planning on selling this and saving up for a great quality underwater camera maybe next year..If you have the chance to buy another one, (I hear cannon is really good), do it!"
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"The rest of my vacation (two weeks) it worked perfectly in the pool and in the ocean (wading from beach only, no diving.)"
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"Plus being able to take pictures at the beach and in cold (such as in the snow) opens up a new world of photography."
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Button

Button:
"About 2 years ago, I dropped it in the campfire (might have been drunk...), took a little while to get it out, melted the buttons, some of the case chroming flaked off, and melted the flash cover a bit."
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"The buttons are small and hard to press on, especial the zoom-in buttons... and way too expensive if it's doesn't work that great."
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"The button to turn the camera on is not easy to press."
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"Delay between pushing the shutter button and taking the picture means missing Toddler."
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"Thats the main reason I got this over the 310 (my husband has the 310).I love that the RECORD button is there rather than finding REC in the options menu like some cameras."
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"Fairly easy to use, zoom was slow and the button was small."
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"Camera works great, I actually took pictures below 33ft (approximately 60ft) with no problems, when I got deeper than 60 ft the buttons stopped working but the camera started working again when above 33ft."
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"Love the quick video record button."
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"This camera will zoom in on the tip of screw or a chip in the plaster with perfect clarity, then pop a button and zoom out wide to get a whole shot of the entire deep end of the pool."
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Cover

Cover:
"Only complaint the lens cover messed up after a couple of months."
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"About 2 years ago, I dropped it in the campfire (might have been drunk...), took a little while to get it out, melted the buttons, some of the case chroming flaked off, and melted the flash cover a bit."
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"I've shown it will function (briefly at least, sometimes have to warm the battery first) down to -37 F. It has been dropped dozens and dozens of times, stepped on, ran over it with my jeep once (oops), thrown around, covered in mud or dust on a regular basis, soaked in a saddlebag by a burst coke can for several hours (etched the screen cover with that one).Eventually it was just the years and I guess degradation of the sealing rubbers that let moisture in."
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"Now, yes the case is dented and scratched all over, the bevel around the lens is cracked, the screen is hard to see due to etching and burning on the cover, buttons are unreadable, and most of the printing on it is worn off, but if you're buying this camera for the cosmetics, look elsewhere."
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"Another complaint is that the lens cover sometimes gets stuck in the casing."
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"The worst design feature is the sliding lens cover."
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"the side lock doesnt work very well outside of water and the battery cover will fly open at random."
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Focus

Focus:
"You have to make several attempts to get the camera to focus."
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"This camera takes horribly grainy, terribly out of focus photos."
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"UPDATE: I properly downloaded the firmware from Olympus's website, full of hope that it would fix the focusing problem and the horribly grainy photo problem."
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"This camera has major problems with focus."
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"Not ready to recommend this product, just because of the focus issues."
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"I had zero problems with the camera focusing."
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"The automatic focus works pretty well most of the time but occasionally it will choose to focus on an object and it is really tricky to get it to change targets."
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Image

Image:
"Overall, I've gotten some awesome pics (looking up a waterfall), and I've had some depressing failures (at weddings), but the fact I can bring it anyplace is what keep this camera in my good graces."
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"I'm only giving it 4 stars because to be honest, the image quality isn't amazing, and it's slow."
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"i must say that the photo and video quality are very good but i am not satisfied with the scene selection speed, when it auto selects the scene and focus to program the shot, it's too slow (a second maybe) When you point to a movement shot it s an eternity."
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"As soon as I got home I uploaded the still images -- which were ok -- but the video -- the reason I took this camera instead of any of the others I have that can take both still and video images -- was painful to watch."
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"I never understand people who want to take a fully zoomed image at 14 Mega Pixels on a point and shoot and aren't satisfied with image quality, this is NOT a DSLR."
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"the photo quality is as others have reviewed, not good."
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"This has been a very bitter sweet camera for me, it can be taken anywhere and the pics are usually good, but it can be temperamental sometimes, especially when taking pics indoors in low lighting."
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"When snorkeling or in the pool, we used the camera without a separate underwater housing and found the images were very good."
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"This camera is soo durable , and takes amazing pics."
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"takes great underwater pics and HD vidoes..."
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Lens

Lens:
"Only complaint the lens cover messed up after a couple of months."
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"Now, yes the case is dented and scratched all over, the bevel around the lens is cracked, the screen is hard to see due to etching and burning on the cover, buttons are unreadable, and most of the printing on it is worn off, but if you're buying this camera for the cosmetics, look elsewhere."
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"I dropped the camera and the lens broke, so... it's not tough enough, not even much tougher than a regular camera."
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"Another complaint is that the lens cover sometimes gets stuck in the casing."
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"The worst design feature is the sliding lens cover."
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"(No...I didn't try to put in the card backwards)Third Failure: The repaired Tough 8010 lens cover was jammed open and couldn't close, causing the camera to be inoperable."
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"In addition to professional digital cameras, I have used point and shoot cameras that shoot both stills and video successfully on many trips; Nikon Coolpix 310 and the 510; Sony Cyber shot W80 (put this one in an underwater housing and used it to shoot very decent diving video) and W650 both w Zeiss lenses, ."
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"Just keep lens clean and all pictures will be good."
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"It takes great close-ups with the macro lens too."
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"Instead buy a cheaper camera with a better lens and get a good camera case to protect it from everyday life."
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Light

Light:
"It doesn't perform well under low light, specially indoors."
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"The only thing that was a positive was the video quality which outside with good light was fun to record but I wouldn't call it amazing quality."
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"Also pretty bad in low light environments."
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"I love the option to use super macro with a light!"
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"Well, there's also flash light that would fire even when there's enough light sometimes + you make sure you keep your index out of view, so there's a special grip you develop over time, - but these are not really a problems."
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"This camera is pretty much what I was looking for: small, light, easy to use, great photos."
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"PROS:* WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, FREEZEPROOF, KID PROOF* GOOD QUALITY 720P VIDEO - LINK TO WATCH SAMPLE VIDEO (...)* ANOTHER VIDEO - (...)* EXCELLENT PICS @14 MEGAPIXELS* GREAT LOW LIGHT PICS* GREAT LOW LIGHT VIDEO* ACCELEROMETER FOR GLOVES SNOW WATER ETCCONS:* SLOW WRITE TO SD MEDIA EVEN SDHC CLASS 6 COMPARED TO PREVIOUS OLYMPUS 1035SW SUPER FAST WRITE WITH XD MEDIA* MENU IS A CROSS BAR LIKE PS3 THAT REQUIRES MULTIPLE PUSHES VERSUS FAST ACCESS TO FEATURES* NO SHUTTER SPEED CONTROLSUMMARY:BEST DESTRUCTION PROOF CAMERA YOU CAN BUT THAT WILL GO ANYWHERE AND DO ANYTHING AND STILL KEEP TAKING PICTURES AND VIDEO"
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Photo

Photo:
"Great underwater camera, but overall photos are not that clear."
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"I don't have the patience or the respect for this product to write a long-winded review, so here's the short version: it takes terrible, blurry, pixelated photos."
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"This is a huge drawback when you are trying to select photos for Facebook or other uses."
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"The only drawback seems to be the LONG reset time between photos."
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"This camera takes horribly grainy, terribly out of focus photos."
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"Takes forever to take a photo and the photos it does take come out horrible!"
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"The underwater photos are as clear if not clearer that the out of water photos."
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"Good camera but the underwater photos were not true to colo."
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"The camra take amazing photos and is well worth the money."
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"THE CAMERA ITS VERY GOOD BECAUSE ITS USED, THE PHOTOS ITS VERY GOOD, IS EASY FOR MANUAL IF THE A BUY NEW I GIVE 5 STAR"
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Price

Price:
"For the money this is hard to beat."
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"I got a good price on it and would be more disappointed if I paid more, but for what I paid I think this camera is a great value."
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"Photo quality is not excellent and for the price that you pay it is not worthy."
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"When I bought it was at a great price, its probably cheaper now which is even better."
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"The camra take amazing photos and is well worth the money."
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"They have great cameras for lower prices, and I don't think I will need the underwater capabilities anymore."
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"No physical damage done by me just cheap quality that they wont back up."
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"Product was as described and advertise arrive on time or within the promise arrival time , totally satisfied with my purchase , Price was good"
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Quality

Quality:
"Picture quality leaves something to be desired - not as clear as I would like - still trying to decide if it's worth loosing picture quality for the sake of durability."
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"I'm only giving it 4 stars because to be honest, the image quality isn't amazing, and it's slow."
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"i must say that the photo and video quality are very good but i am not satisfied with the scene selection speed, when it auto selects the scene and focus to program the shot, it's too slow (a second maybe) When you point to a movement shot it s an eternity."
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"Camera is over rated and pictures are NOT amazing quality."
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"I didn't use it much indoors because other reviewers said the quality was not that good."
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"I never understand people who want to take a fully zoomed image at 14 Mega Pixels on a point and shoot and aren't satisfied with image quality, this is NOT a DSLR."
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"The underwater capability is very good and I appreciate the shock resistant quality, as I am active and don't baby this camera."
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"Picture quality is good enough we could use it as our normal camera."
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"The picture quality is good and it allows me to take pictures i never could take with any of my other cameras."
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"Great pictures and video quality."
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", great quality!"
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Setting

Setting:
"They blamed it on a too big memory card (8 Gigabytes) and us using the wrong settings."
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"Horrible to use, and on the auto setting keeps choosing underwater mode when trying to photograph a mountain."
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"The automatic setting does not do as well."
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"The camera doesn't seem to be able to automatically adjust its settings in auto mode."
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"Also, if you know what you are doing and correctly adjust your settings, this camera takes amazing photos."
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"Still trying to figure all of the settings out, but I am enjoying it a lot."
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"The camera has lots of settings for different shooting conditions that are easy to navigate."
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"The menus seemed great and I liked the fact that the information was readily available for each setting."
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"However, if you learn how to keep the auto settings at the right place, the pictures seem to be excellent."
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Size

Size:
"The buttons are small and hard to press on, especial the zoom-in buttons... and way too expensive if it's doesn't work that great."
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"It's small easy to handle fits in your pocket so easy to work."
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"The size & weight are worse, but that is a small price to pay to be able to capture better memories."
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"Olympus should have concentrated on a GREAT camera with smaller picture size (say a 10 megapixel camera) instead of pushing the picture size to 14 megs at the expense of poor picture quality."
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"I really liked the Olympus 850 SW, it was small, took decent pictures, and was tough waterproof, but the battery life was very short."
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"This camera is pretty much what I was looking for: small, light, easy to use, great photos."
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Speed

Speed:
"It's slow to turn on and battery life isn't great."
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"I'm only giving it 4 stars because to be honest, the image quality isn't amazing, and it's slow."
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"i must say that the photo and video quality are very good but i am not satisfied with the scene selection speed, when it auto selects the scene and focus to program the shot, it's too slow (a second maybe) When you point to a movement shot it s an eternity."
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"It's slow, I don't recomend for mya friends."
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"We bought it right before a big trip to Iceland in February 2010.This was a big MISTAKE, as the camera FREEZES in cold weather (22F).Maybe that was pushing it's limits, but it even freezes when we go snowboarding in California (32F)....The worst complaint though is that this camera is too SLOW!"
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"I have to agree with many others who complained about focusing and how slow the camera is, can't count the shots I have missed because this camera either wouldn't focus at all (and I know what I am doing as a long time hobby photographer) or was so slow that the subject was out of the frame by the time the pic was taken."
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"This camra was amazing great condtion great qualty and the shipping was fast as well."
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"The previous model was much more easy to handle, the pictures were better and the speed too."
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"This camera has gotten a lot of bad reviews for it's speed....I have a very nice Nikon camera and it performs like it should...that being said you get what you pay for."
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"It is not a fast camera in great lighting either though."
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"The Stylus is not a fast camera, but it's kidproof-ness and underwater quality are excellent."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"Great underwater camera, but overall photos are not that clear."
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"Camera worked great underwater no leaking, excellent pictures."
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"It was only about 1 foot underwater, which is much less than the max, and it is now ruined."
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"It is sturdy and well sealed, but the underwater pictures terrible."
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"The only problem I had was probably unavoidable - underwater I could not see the picture preview at all - not enough light, I suppose -so I was forced to point and hope that I was taking the picture as intended."
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"It even takes good pictures underwater."
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"Took it to Mexico when I got married and was able to take underwater pictures of fish and things in the ocean! "
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"The underwater capability is very good and I appreciate the shock resistant quality, as I am active and don't baby this camera."
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"The underwater photos are as clear if not clearer that the out of water photos."
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"When snorkeling or in the pool, we used the camera without a separate underwater housing and found the images were very good."
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Video

Video:
"i must say that the photo and video quality are very good but i am not satisfied with the scene selection speed, when it auto selects the scene and focus to program the shot, it's too slow (a second maybe) When you point to a movement shot it s an eternity."
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"As soon as I got home I uploaded the still images -- which were ok -- but the video -- the reason I took this camera instead of any of the others I have that can take both still and video images -- was painful to watch."
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"The only thing it didn't do was take decent video."
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"I finally gave up on the camera and tried selling it, but no one would buy it (I didn't try hard though..)I also don't like the camera screen, it's too small and doesn't display the picture well, a few pictures seemed just ok in the camera, but really good once I saw them on my computer...what I like...I like the pictures it takes outdoors, (they aren't the greatest, but they're really good)what I love...The videos it takes are really good!"
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"I like the 720vid, also you can ZOOM in while you shoot video.. now granted the stills aren't as great colorwise as other cameras, but the others can't take the beating and elements like this camera can !"
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"Video in and out of water is fair, not great."
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"In addition to professional digital cameras, I have used point and shoot cameras that shoot both stills and video successfully on many trips; Nikon Coolpix 310 and the 510; Sony Cyber shot W80 (put this one in an underwater housing and used it to shoot very decent diving video) and W650 both w Zeiss lenses, ."
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"Great pictures and video quality."
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"I just tested it, I haven't checked the quality of the pictures or videos it takes underwater..I also love the material, it feels heavy and tough, plus I love the design and the colorIt's a shame about the indoor pictures...I finally decided to keep it, since I bought it mainly because I was planning to take my kid to the beach, he's 1 yr old and I love taking picture of every step of his growth :)So I decided I'd use this camera for vacations or whenever I take him to the pool, and the iphone I use indoors, since I bought it afterwards, and discovered it does take great indoor picturesbut I am planning on selling this and saving up for a great quality underwater camera maybe next year..If you have the chance to buy another one, (I hear cannon is really good), do it!"
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"I used it for outdoor and underwater photos and videos and it worked great."
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"Kids love this stuff and they enjoy take pictures and outside videos! "
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