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Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera Blue by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 147 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 10.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Underwater4.6   above average
Video4.4   average
Image4.2   average
Photo3.9   below average
Quality3.9   below average
Battery3.3   average


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Battery

Battery:
"Other thoughts unrelated to the failure: The battery door on mine seemed to seal tight, but it was awfully awkward to open."
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"2) the battery indicator wasn't very accurate - went from fully charged to empty during one short video."
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"Dead battery I HOPED, but alas, I have joined the other reviewers here that found a leak."
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"I've also used a GoPro, it was smaller too, but it had no LCD screen, battery lasted 1 or 2 dives only, and photos were not good at all."
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"I did my due diligence and read reviews and researched prior to purchasing this camera and I learned that ALL waterproof cameras should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water and dried thoroughly prior to opening them to recharge battery, etc."
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"The battery life was also excellent - one charge from purchase date through three dives until the battery indicator started flashing on the fourth."
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"The battery lasts a pretty long time and the pictures and videos came out great - excellent color correction!"
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"I found the Sunlight LCD mode didn't use much more battery juice but it allowed me to transition very easily from underwater to a white sand tropical beach and still see the subject just fine."
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"It is lightweight and easy to access the SD cards and batteries."
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Image

Image:
"The only problem I have is the users sometimes get their fingers in the image because they are careless when taking pictures."
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"How its quality compares to other waterproof point-and-shoots I can't say,since this is my first, but if you think it can do it all and you're somewhat discerning of photo quality, you may be as disappointed as I am."
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"Resolution seems compromised and the images are fairly noisy."
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"This Canon can go deep underwater, but feels pretty dated in terms of image quality and performance which may be due to the effort going into making it a diverse underwater camera."
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"takes pretty good underwater pics, works pretty much just like my powershot A550."
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"The quality of the images, particularly macro, is very good for the price range."
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"Takes great pics, is awesome for underwater movies."
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"The camera performed well and the pics shot in underwater macro mode had excellent resolution."
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"But photo quality is not the problem, reliability is."
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Photo

Photo:
"My compaint was I purchased this for Costa Rica and all land shots and it was so slow I missed incredible photos of wildlife and some of our adventures."
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"I was hoping it would be a good point-and-shoot for above water use as well, but I'm very disappointed with the photos."
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"Purchased this camera for a trip to Orlando so we wouldn't have to worry about taking photos in the rain or having the camera damaged on water rides or around the pool."
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"Fulfills a purpose, but not a good camera for someone who wants quality photos."
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"Now a couple of disadvantages:1) No bluetooth connectivity to transfer photos to other devices (so there's no photo attached to this review because I left my iPad to USB to MicroUSB card reader donglemess in the hotel room."
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"I've also used a GoPro, it was smaller too, but it had no LCD screen, battery lasted 1 or 2 dives only, and photos were not good at all."
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"I took it on vacation to use as our primary camera and all the photos came out great."
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"Takes great photos in and out of water."
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"I have had a number of point and shoot cameras, with the Sony Cybershot being among my most favorite and they all have much wider f stops and take great photos inside with average inside lighting."
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"I was hoping it would be a good point-and-shoot for above water use as well, but I'm very disappointed with the photos."
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"It took great underwater photos and we are very pleased with the camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"How its quality compares to other waterproof point-and-shoots I can't say,since this is my first, but if you think it can do it all and you're somewhat discerning of photo quality, you may be as disappointed as I am."
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"Leaked immediately, terrible picture quality."
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"Fulfills a purpose, but not a good camera for someone who wants quality photos."
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"This Canon can go deep underwater, but feels pretty dated in terms of image quality and performance which may be due to the effort going into making it a diverse underwater camera."
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"Cant complain about the picture quality, from all the pictures we took underwater and on land the pictures came out great."
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"The quality of the images, particularly macro, is very good for the price range."
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"Typical Canon quality, and a decent price for the feature set."
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"Picture quality is remarkable, the settings are very easy to use and it beats the pants off of my two olympus stylus cameras."
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"But photo quality is not the problem, reliability is."
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"It worked fine during the first dive trip I took on--nice quality video in particular, easy to use, much more handy under water than the more bulky and expensive units underwater photographers use."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"I purchased this camera after having had trouble with another underwater camera that I thought I had treated well but it failed after 4 days of usage."
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"This Canon can go deep underwater, but feels pretty dated in terms of image quality and performance which may be due to the effort going into making it a diverse underwater camera."
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"Cant complain about the picture quality, from all the pictures we took underwater and on land the pictures came out great."
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"takes pretty good underwater pics, works pretty much just like my powershot A550."
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"I don't use any of these type of cameras underwater, I have had the Panasonics leak as well."
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"Takes great pics, is awesome for underwater movies."
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"The underwater setting works great, but out of the water, it really over-saturates everything."
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"Would be great if there was a way to swap from normal to underwater with one button, or even better yet if it was automatic."
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Video

Video:
"Doing one scuba diving I was at 22meters and started a movie, so my microphone was broken due to depth and pressure."
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"Needless to say, I have returned the D30 being very disappointed with sub-standard performance on the video side."
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"Nothing great outside of the obvious waterproofing, slow picture speed, pretty good video (not good audio), BUT Amazon advertises it as having super slow motion."
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"Takes great pics, is awesome for underwater movies."
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"My wife took the camera to the Galapagos Islands and the video and still pictures were great!"
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"It worked fine during the first dive trip I took on--nice quality video in particular, easy to use, much more handy under water than the more bulky and expensive units underwater photographers use."
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"The videos also came out well - very sharp with great high definition."
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"EXcellent camera, looks nice, very nice images and videos."
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