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Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 433 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.1
Returned or considering to return: 12.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   above average
Fit5.0   above average
Value5.0   average
Durable4.6   average
Price4.6   average
Outdoor4.5   average
Size4.3   average
Beach4.2   average
Resolution4.2   average
Underwater4.1   average
Video4.0   average
Photo3.8   below average
Color3.7   below average
Lens3.7   above average
Design3.6   average
Image3.6   below average
Light3.6   below average
Quality3.3   below average
Screen3.2   below average
Focus3.1   average
Zoom3.1   below average
Battery3.0   below average
Flash2.9   below average
Speed2.4   mediocre
Button2.0   mediocre
Charging2.0   mediocre
Indoor2.0   mediocre
Shutter1.7   mediocre
Sound1.4   mediocre
Warranty1.2   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"Hinge on the battery broke while i was in the ocean."
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"The double lock for battery case is a bit of a hassle but this only means they are trying harder to keep the Beautiful Pacific Ocean out of the innards."
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"I thought it was the battery but it ended up being something wrong inside the camera."
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"The most negative thing I can say about this camera is that it goes through batteries pretty quickly so I have two spare batteries that I keep charged and ready to go."
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"The problem has to do with the thickness of the battery usb hatch and the placement of the rubber seals."
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"Removing the battery to charge is a horrible design flaw."
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"Battery time is good and it is an easy camera to operate."
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"It had been sitting in a drawer for a few weeks, so at first I thought that maybe it was the battery (battery life was abysmal as well, by the way)."
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"Also, the battery is not holding its charge very well."
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"Battery life is great, and the charger is compact and easy to take along."
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Beach

Beach:
"Putting such an inadequate strap on a product that's advertised for snorkeling and beach use is painfully negligent on Fujifilm's part."
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"You need to read the manual, but for a point and shoot camera for the beach, camping or for on the water its hard to beat at the price."
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"I was in love with this camera, until our first trip to the beach when it broke."
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"I have only taken it to the beach a few times and it broke, I wasn't in more then 3 feet of water and it just stopped working."
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"In other words, I'm using it for times when fine control over composition and exposure isn't necessary (party shots, for example) or in places where there is a high risk of damage to my main camera (such as beaches and pools)."
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"I took it to the beach and within 30 minutes it broke."
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"I'm not sure about the other reviews but I have had this camera for over 7 years I have never had an issue the pictures are beautiful out of the water as they are in the water, this camera have been to rivers lakes the beach swimming pools and the pictures have been crisp clear and they have download to my Xbox computer laptop just fine, at night the pics are amazingly clear the light have never been an issue maybe I got one of the few well made but I will recommend this camera to anyone."
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"Perfect second camera to take with you on beach water vacations, and perfect for kids."
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"I love that I can take this camera to the beach without worrying about ruining it if I drop it in the sand."
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"I was able to take a lot of good underwater photos as well as knocked the camera around on the beach a bit in the sand."
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"I spent a great deal of time snorkeling and hanging out on the beach."
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Button

Button:
"As a standard camera, I was disappointed in the lag time between when the shutter button is pressed and when the picture is taken."
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"I know Fuji had to pack a lot of stuff onto a 12 megapixel camera that's about 3 1 2 x 2 1 2, but the camera's power button is so tiny and difficult to punch on, that it's bound to frustrate more than one person."
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"The picture quality was decent but after just a week the buttons got hard to use."
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"All that stated, here is what this camera does NOT do so great, the shutter speed from when you click on the picture button to when the picture gets taken is somewhat slow."
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"It's hard to find and activate the ON OFF button and the zoom toggle unless you are looking at them."
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"Also, there's a delay of about a half second from pressing the shutter button to when the picture is taken, making it hard to get the exact shot you want."
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"When there is a good shot to get, by the time you press the button, multiple seconds later, I get a picture of the after picture moments."
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"The picture quality was decent but after just a week the buttons got hard to use."
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"I like that it has an easy to use video button for easy access to video when you need it."
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"One thing I really liked is the delay between the time you press the button until it takes the picture is MUCH faster that previous cameras I've owned."
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"The tradeoff for getting the durability is the shutter button is hard to push (probably due to the waterproof seal gasket) and so it's a little hard to hold the camera still for photos."
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Charging

Charging:
"Thought i was going to get accessories like a charger, but that was my mistake."
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"Removing the battery to charge is a horrible design flaw."
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"Secondly, the charger failed to work after a few months."
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"My other reservations: auto focus was not always reliable and the camera shipped with a DOA charger, so I couldn't use it for three weeks until the snail mail exchange happened."
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"Why all the hassle of opening the case, placing into a docket and charging it outside of the camera....I have also ordered the Fuji Kit for the flotable strap- it is supposed to be exchangeable to a normal strap."
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"They gave me a different charger thinking that was the problem but it wasn't."
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"Also, the battery is not holding its charge very well."
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"Battery life is great, and the charger is compact and easy to take along."
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"I had to return the camera TWICE to Fuji Repair shop in Edison, NJ..and they were great about repairing it for free and shipping them free of charge each time...but on the second time, they upgraded me to a newer model, which (fortunately! )"
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"i gave it a 3 rating because i did not like the design of the cover for the memory and battery, battery charge indicator not being accurate and problems seeing the LCD."
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"*The battery charger is compact as well, around the size of a clamshell cell phone."
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Color

Color:
"Now, the not so good:The picture quality and color is inconsistent and the delay in taking several pictures in a row is very slow."
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"Also they sent me the wrong color but that has nothing to do with the camera itself."
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"They weren't able to adjust well to produce natural color and lighting balance."
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"You typically want a point-and-shoot camera that can automatically adjust to situations and capture the lighting and color accurately, but this camera did not perform well at that task."
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"17 yr. old granddaughter loves her camera and the color makes her look cool using it."
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"The color and styling of the camera is great as well as its ease of use."
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"While not a major selling point, I found the sepia filter to be very great with its range of tone and color."
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"First of all I picked the Green color in case I lose the camera in the water it is easier to see than the black or gray."
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"Underwater it was obviously more difficult to see, with glare and sunlight, but when there were objects in focus, such as fish or corals, it was very usable and showed good color."
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Compact

Compact:
"Battery life is great, and the charger is compact and easy to take along."
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"This is a compact, easy to use camera, and my favorite shots have been under water!"
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"Compact and easy."
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"The good: It is very compact and sleek for a waterproof shockproof camera."
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"The compact size makes it easy to carry around in your pocket."
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Design

Design:
"The newer model has two latches on the door, seems like the Fuji folks realized their design shortcomings and hopefully addressed the problem."
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"Removing the battery to charge is a horrible design flaw."
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"Then, the camera started to show all the problems inherent in the design."
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"As other reviews have stated, it's a great little camera, for what it's designed for, with a few minor drawbacks but they aren't enough to keep from purchasing it."
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"After falling in gravel, and taking pictures in sleet at the cabin, Afgan sandstorms, falling in irrigation canals, explosions, being jumped on (repeatedly) and riding around in my cargo pocket for an entire deployment it still worked flawlessly until the 13th hour of snorkeling when I exceeded its design depth and got a few drips of water in the battery door but couldn't get it dried out completely...the good news is there are even better ones now! "
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"So if you Fuji knuckleheads read these posts please fire your design team and hire people that are more likely to think through the actual use of your product."
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"With this design, it fits well in the hand, even pretty big mitts like mine, and doesn't feel too tiny."
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"A more reasonable design would have put two AA batteries as the power source instead of a battery that requires a wall charger."
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"For the price and what it is designed for, it is a fun camera."
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Durable

Durable:
"What good is a durable, waterproof camera if it takes terrible pictures? "
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"Strongly recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a portable, durable, waterproof camera to take on a trip."
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"IT TAKES GREAT PICTURES AND IS VERY DURABLE"
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"What good is a durable, waterproof camera if it takes terrible pictures? "
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"Very lightweight and seems to be pretty durable."
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"It takes great pictures and is definetly durable I've already put it through some abuse and it works just fine."
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Fit

Fit:
"And it fits easily in even a small bag."
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"With this design, it fits well in the hand, even pretty big mitts like mine, and doesn't feel too tiny."
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"Appearance: It's a sleek camera and it easily fits in any pocket."
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"Fits the Surf Camera case nicely for surfing with!"
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"Also, the smaller size of the camera fit perfectly in her hands and she took photos and videos all day long with the half-charged battery out of the box with no problems."
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Flash

Flash:
"The only drawback it has is that you can't use it indoors without flash."
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"The flash is real weak even for a point and shoot which usually have weak flashes."
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"I talked to Fuji and they said it's because I didn't use the recommended flash card (I used a class 10 Patriot)."
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"The picture quality is ok to good most of the time, sometimes there are excellent shots and sometimes the quality is not good (flash can be very bright with no way to adjust it)."
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"*Flash is weak and really only effective close in."
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"Good thing it comes with flash."
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"The flash also worked well when we took photos at night."
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"- It's has a decent flash which I found quite handy for determining how much of the bow line I managed to get wrapped around the propeller of my buddy's boat."
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"I use the Flash for my pics and it looks amazing."
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"I never like the buttons beeping and making noises, but the only way to do that was to turn off the flash as well."
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Focus

Focus:
"I also had a lot of ruined shots because the focus was blurry."
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"Autofocus is slow and not accurate so expect a lot of out-of-focus shots."
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"My other reservations: auto focus was not always reliable and the camera shipped with a DOA charger, so I couldn't use it for three weeks until the snail mail exchange happened."
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"The auto focus was very flaky even in bright light."
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"In the automatic modes, the camera sometimes gets exposure and or focus wrong."
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"My fujifilm camera fit in my pocket and was cheaper, but compared to others I've played with, it has poor focus, grainy images, and was basically a disappointment."
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"I delete a good 20% of my photos that are *way* out of focus."
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"2) Not one shot is every in good focus 3) Camera stinks at taking shots indoors - even with decent lighting."
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"Likewise with focus, I now have some very artsy abstracts in beiges and browns, that with any focus at all would have been beautiful snapshots of lions playing."
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"I have an older macro lens with a slow motor so focusing very close is best done by fixing the focus manually and moving the camera body back and forth."
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Image

Image:
"I have learned through trial and error that the shutter is rather slow and so after you take a photo you must hold the camera still until the shutter stops."
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"I had an impossible time taking pictures in the falling snow (either flash on snowflakes, or yellow blur without flash), and image quality in low light or indoors is TERRIBLE."
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"-PICTURES-Some of the worst pics I've ever seen from a digital camera."
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"This thing is bad overall but absolutely terrible in low light and when taking pics of moving objects."
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"Negatives... lcd hard to see, pic quality is worse than a 5 year old, 3 megapixel camera, slow to shoot even after pre-focusing."
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"The image quality was not as good as some of the Canon SLR's other people had."
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"Took this little camera to Jamaica in 2010 and couldn't believe I could submerge it and get quality pics, great product, still going strong."
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"Great camera and good pics too! "
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"Good Sturdy camera... Take nice pics but nothing extravagant."
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"If we wipe the lens (on a towel or swimsuit) before shots, the photo quality is pretty good for a point and shoot camera, in or out of water."
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"Photo quality was just okay above water as well, glad I had another camera with me for vacation shots."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"The camera performs terrible in, indoor lighting, poor shutter performance (lots of blurred pictures), lots of little light orbs bubbles imposed on the image and lots of over or under bright pictures."
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"The only drawback it has is that you can't use it indoors without flash."
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"Whilst it's great for bright environments, it's not good for indoors unless you don't mind using flash (which is really bright)."
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"I had an impossible time taking pictures in the falling snow (either flash on snowflakes, or yellow blur without flash), and image quality in low light or indoors is TERRIBLE."
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"Also, indoors and night pictures didn't turn out so well either."
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"If it's overcast or your indoors this camera takes terrible pictures."
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"Bright daylight was about the only time it worked well; anytime I took pictures indoors, I soon got in the habit of snapping four or five of them at a time, in the hopes that maybe one of them would look halfway-decent."
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"It takes beautiful indoor and outdoor pictures at normal range, during the day."
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"2) Not one shot is every in good focus 3) Camera stinks at taking shots indoors - even with decent lighting."
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"For indoor use, pictures look kind of sepia, it does not get indoor ilumination that good."
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"White balance controls are good...you do have the option of an indoor incandescent setting, although it does seem like it overreaches past natural colors."
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Lens

Lens:
"The camera was theoretically rated for up to 3 meters down (10 feet-ish), and I certainly did not go deeper than that in the lake while it was in my bathing suit pocket; but come the next morning, there was condensation inside the lens and inside the LCD, and the camera was unresponsive."
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"The lens does not close, and there is no cover for the lens, which worried me at first, but after owning it for so long, and using it regularly in many different situations, I'm happy to report the lens is in great shape."
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"First let me say that the position of the lense is ridiculous - to avoid getting hundreds of pictures of your left index finger you have to hold the camera in an un-natural grip which then invokes camera shake."
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"Some of our shots were ruined because the plastic lens had sunscreen or fingerprints on it."
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"But one of those got a little splashed on the lens the second day out and was dead for the trip."
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"We had couple of pictures with droplets and lens flare which is not pretty."
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"I just splashed water on the lenses when it fogged up and it stayed clear for a while."
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"Lenses are clear and unscratched, still waterproof, etc."
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"The lens does not close, and there is no cover for the lens, which worried me at first, but after owning it for so long, and using it regularly in many different situations, I'm happy to report the lens is in great shape."
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"You can't wipe the lens clear with the fog is on the inside, so the camera is useless until it dries up and the fog clears."
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"The camera did work well in water but the lens cracked when my daughter was bumped and camera dropped from hands."
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Light

Light:
"I had an impossible time taking pictures in the falling snow (either flash on snowflakes, or yellow blur without flash), and image quality in low light or indoors is TERRIBLE."
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"This thing is bad overall but absolutely terrible in low light and when taking pics of moving objects."
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"Afraid I can't recommend it for anything other than perhaps outdoor use where only light rain or extremes of temperature might be an issue."
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"The auto focus was very flaky even in bright light."
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"The bad: The picture quality indoors is terrible, especially under incandescent light."
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"Cons: Not too good in low light distance shots."
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"I'm not sure about the other reviews but I have had this camera for over 7 years I have never had an issue the pictures are beautiful out of the water as they are in the water, this camera have been to rivers lakes the beach swimming pools and the pictures have been crisp clear and they have download to my Xbox computer laptop just fine, at night the pics are amazingly clear the light have never been an issue maybe I got one of the few well made but I will recommend this camera to anyone."
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"It seems like the camera needs a lot of light to take pictures well."
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"Not the best night time dark shots, but I have not found a point and shoot that does a good job in low light."
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"However, it does not handle light constasts well or movement of camera or subject well."
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"Light weight, feels great, easy to hold."
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Memory

Memory:
"It didn't leak, good thing, the memory card was fine, pictures were there."
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"Battery memory card door slot IS very hard to open, but once you figure it out it's not bad."
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"Some people complained that the compartment that houses battery memory card is hard to access but neither me nor my wife have any problem opening it."
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"My Olympus takes strange size memory card (=expensive, hard to find)."
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"And the battery cover has a strange hinge device that was confusing to figure out and I fear will not last well, since I have to open it frequently to extract the memory card, because the cable connector is nonstandard and hard to reseal."
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"Thankfully I took the memory card out back at the hotel and was able to still get the images, but we no longer had a camera the rest of our trip to capture memories :("
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"I recommend shooting at the highest quality and bringing more than 1 memory disk or a computer to upload and save."
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"I thought maybe the battery compartment leaked, but the battery and the memory card were perfectly dry, however moisture was visible in the screen so it obviously leaked somewhere."
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"this camera is so perfect to catch all my little ones memories :) i don't use the video camera much, that's why i gave it 3 stars & didn't rate waterproof because i havn't tested it."
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"Luckily after letting my memory card sit out for a few hours to dry I was able to restore the pictures but the camera is dead."
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Outdoor

Outdoor:
"Afraid I can't recommend it for anything other than perhaps outdoor use where only light rain or extremes of temperature might be an issue."
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"Out-of-water photos (indoor and outdoor) are TERRIBLE."
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"As for indoor and general still outdoor shots it doesn't perform well."
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"I would recommend this camera, if you're trying to take great pictures outdoors or anywhere with bright lighting."
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"It takes beautiful indoor and outdoor pictures at normal range, during the day."
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"I gave it to my son to take on a canoe trip and he used it a lot during the year, took a lot of decent outdoor photos and videos."
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"As an outdoor enthusiast, I had been scouting for a perfect shock-proof, waterproof, cold-proof camera after a frozen shutter on a dogsledding trip."
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"I bought this camera specifically for our outdoor adventures but have ended up using it for pretty much everything and my Nikon has been rarely used this year."
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Performance

Performance:
"The camera performs terrible in, indoor lighting, poor shutter performance (lots of blurred pictures), lots of little light orbs bubbles imposed on the image and lots of over or under bright pictures."
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"As for indoor and general still outdoor shots it doesn't perform well."
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"You typically want a point-and-shoot camera that can automatically adjust to situations and capture the lighting and color accurately, but this camera did not perform well at that task."
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"I used the camera once for snorkeling in Jamaica and it performed decent under water but the second time I used it for snorkeling, the housing allowed water to get inside the mechanism and the camera completely shut down and trashed."
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"I live in Southeast Alaska and we get lots of rain here, which is one of the reasons why I bought this camera, and it has always performed great even when I've gone on rainy hikes."
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"Poor performance from a usually reliable manufacturer."
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"It was underwater twice for 1 hour time periods and performed well."
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"But for the price, it performed well above my expectations."
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Photo

Photo:
"The only problem we have come across is blurry photos, but that's because we accidentally smeared waterproof sunscreen across the lens."
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"The photos came out fair but not exceptional."
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"I get some good photos, some OK photos, and many not so good photos that other cameras would have been able to get good photos (I have owned all of the major camera competition except Sony and Nikon (I have owned Kodak, Canon, Olympus, and Casio) and this camera's photos are at or near the bottom).The video feature works about on par with other point and shoot cameras that I have used but the point and shoot video is not good (I would never compare it to a video camera)."
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"I misplaced the camera for a few months and just downloaded the photos."
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"It has not failed in 5 years of photos in saltwater or chlorine water."
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"this was purchased as a gift; I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take photos underwater."
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"This was a great investment because you can preview the photos, unlike the disposable waterproof cameras we've used in the past."
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"We snorkeled some coral reefs, and both the photos and video turned out great."
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"that being said, I was pleasantly surprised by how well my under water photos turned out."
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Price

Price:
"I strongly do not recommend but if you want to waste your money go ahead it yours! "
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"Overall the XP10 was disappointing, but as a cheap, light-duty waterproof alternative to my Canon I was willing to live with its flaws."
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"But for the price, if that's all I have to complain about, it's nothing!"
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"i bougth this for my snorkling trip in mexico... For the first two days it held up good and the paint came off ( after each use in salt water i would rinse and submerge this camera in fresh water like my 3 year old olympus)Also camera would fog up a lot... when i called fuji customer service (edison nj) go figure... they were not helpful they only offer to swap it out for a refurbished one i told them that this is new 4 day old camera...positive: good video, decent battery lifecons: customer service is the worst i have ever encountered, build cheap waste of moneyi decided to stay with my 3 year old olympus who has been on over 39 snorkling trips and counting."
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"A good price isn't good if it doesn't work."
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"You need to read the manual, but for a point and shoot camera for the beach, camping or for on the water its hard to beat at the price."
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"Great pictures and great price."
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"great buy for the money!"
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"I thought this was a pretty good camera for the price."
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"I'd rather keep my money and buy a good camera."
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"She has gone through a number of cameras over the past few years, some very cheap, some pretty expensive."
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Quality

Quality:
"Overall, the camera quality isn't bad and I'm pleased."
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"the quality of landscapes and night shoots is not good."
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"I've purchased two of these cameras and both fail on their picture quality and camera functionality."
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"This might be because I rarely use it since the picture quality is mediocre at best."
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"Terrible quality."
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"I had an impossible time taking pictures in the falling snow (either flash on snowflakes, or yellow blur without flash), and image quality in low light or indoors is TERRIBLE."
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"Took this little camera to Jamaica in 2010 and couldn't believe I could submerge it and get quality pics, great product, still going strong."
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"If we wipe the lens (on a towel or swimsuit) before shots, the photo quality is pretty good for a point and shoot camera, in or out of water."
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"Photo quality was just okay above water as well, glad I had another camera with me for vacation shots."
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"This might be because I rarely use it since the picture quality is mediocre at best."
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"It takes good quality pictures and has quite a few choices for settings."
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Resolution

Resolution:
"The other thing which I found weird is that you can't take high resolution pictures with it."
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"I 'm yet to try shooting on a class 6 SD card (mine is class 4), to see if the increased speed can solve this shaking video problem on HD resolution."
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"They are indestructible and still have great resolution."
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"For my limited opinion, the camera took decent shots for its form factor, size, resolution and the conditions that it was in."
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"At $83.00 for a high resolution water resistant and dustproof camera it is great value for money."
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"Video is good on standart resolution; shooting on HD quality produced a trembling image when the camera is moving, although it claims to have a stabilization feature."
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"*Screen has low resolution and washes out easily."
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Screen

Screen:
"I took out the camera to take a picture and there was an error code on the screen."
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"There were also what appeared to be a couple of water spots inside the case on the LCD back screen but it was hard to tell since the screen was not illuminated."
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"I had taken about 10 pictures when the camera screen said ZOOM ERROR and wouldn't take any pictures."
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"the zoom is now broken and before that the screen got a big black spot in it."
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"in less than 2 weeks recvd camera back and after taking the 3rd picture the error message came back on the screen."
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"The 2.7 Inch LCD screen is a nice size to view pictures."
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"I thought maybe the battery compartment leaked, but the battery and the memory card were perfectly dry, however moisture was visible in the screen so it obviously leaked somewhere."
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"That is a good sized screen and compares better than my Optio's."
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"It's a good camera for me, takes basic pictures and seems fairly indestructible, but pictures in low light turn out really spotty when they don't blur and it is hard to see the screen in sunlight."
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"*Screen has low resolution and washes out easily."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"I have learned through trial and error that the shutter is rather slow and so after you take a photo you must hold the camera still until the shutter stops."
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"The camera performs terrible in, indoor lighting, poor shutter performance (lots of blurred pictures), lots of little light orbs bubbles imposed on the image and lots of over or under bright pictures."
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"Also has very slow shutter speed and response time so I keep missing the moments."
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"As a standard camera, I was disappointed in the lag time between when the shutter button is pressed and when the picture is taken."
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"All that stated, here is what this camera does NOT do so great, the shutter speed from when you click on the picture button to when the picture gets taken is somewhat slow."
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"Also, there's a delay of about a half second from pressing the shutter button to when the picture is taken, making it hard to get the exact shot you want."
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"The tradeoff for getting the durability is the shutter button is hard to push (probably due to the waterproof seal gasket) and so it's a little hard to hold the camera still for photos."
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"Facial recognition worked well, and I liked the clear piece of glass over the shutter, very handy when taking pics in the rain."
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"I does have a slow shutter speed, but once you get used to it no problem."
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"Kinda slow shutter otherwise good compact camera."
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"The picture quality, IMO, is enough to strike this camera off anybody's wishlist, yet this doesn't end the list of problems:1) Camera has exceptionally long shutter lag."
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Size

Size:
"Not good when you have small kids."
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"The only thing about the video so far on the negative size is that you can hear the internal zoom on the audio track."
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"The only other slight complaint would be with the positioning size of the camera's controls."
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"Unfortunately, and this is with most cameras this size, blowing up the picture to an 8x10 tends to reduce overall clarity."
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"I am not a fan of the very small size because I find it hard to take pictures with, but for smaller hands it is perfect."
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"For my limited opinion, the camera took decent shots for its form factor, size, resolution and the conditions that it was in."
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"It is small and handy and boy is it durable."
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"The 2.7 Inch LCD screen is a nice size to view pictures."
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"And it fits easily in even a small bag."
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"The underwater photos aren't bad at all, and the size it HUGE, but you can adjust that in the camera settings easily."
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Sound

Sound:
"Water doesn't kill this camera, it just renders it useless for taking pictures or video.2) The sound in video mode is not good."
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"Even though it doesn't have HD video, the quality was good but the sound is not good."
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"I had ordered this a few months ago an quickly learned that when you took a video, it had horrible sound quality."
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"Only downside to underwater video is the sound of the tiny camera motor zooming in and out."
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"I'm excited to snorkel with it sometime soonCONS--SoundI haven't found a way to turn off the somewhat annoying start up sound, zoom sound and snapshot sound without also suppressing the flash--DisplayBecause the camera fits easily in a pocket, it's prone to getting scratched with whatever may be in your pocket (change, keys)."
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"While the body is pretty sound (haven't used it under water yet), I'm constantly concerned over scratches."
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"If it wasn't for the sound in video mode, this little camera would be a great value."
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"The video was also very clear, but the sound quality was bad-- everything was muffled (except the zoom sound :- ), even outside of water."
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"It doesn't seem to pick up sound as well as my other camera, however."
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Speed

Speed:
"I have learned through trial and error that the shutter is rather slow and so after you take a photo you must hold the camera still until the shutter stops."
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"Also has very slow shutter speed and response time so I keep missing the moments."
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"Autofocus is slow and not accurate so expect a lot of out-of-focus shots."
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"Horrible red eyes on all of them Zooming is very slow and yes the zooming sound does end up in the video."
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"All that stated, here is what this camera does NOT do so great, the shutter speed from when you click on the picture button to when the picture gets taken is somewhat slow."
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"Response time is slow, slow, slow - with every function, including reviewing and deleting pictures, which is most irritating."
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"Pros: Small, fits in back pocket of blue jeans, fast power up, takes great daytime photos, waterproof, shockproof, decent video recorder, easy to use."
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"The only down fall to this camera is the amount of time it takes to snap a picture, if the speed was a second or two faster the camera would be perfect."
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"I have an older macro lens with a slow motor so focusing very close is best done by fixing the focus manually and moving the camera body back and forth."
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"I does have a slow shutter speed, but once you get used to it no problem."
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"High speed sport setting and the night settings were exceptional."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"It is weird taking a new camera underwater, but it worked! "
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"However, there just didn't seem to be great underwater cameras without spending an outrageous amount of money."
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"The picture quality is surprisingly disappointing with the automatic setting, underwater pictures are only ok."
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"I am not confident of using it underwater when the warranty expires."
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"It was not even underwater when it broke."
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"Since I didn't have a backup clunky disposable underwater camera, I was not able to get any underwater pictures (or any other pictures with this camera) for the entire trip."
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"the camera takes great pictures, better than a friends 35 mm underwater camera."
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"My friend took beautiful underwater pictures with her Fiji."
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"this was purchased as a gift; I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take photos underwater."
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"Works great underwater, even the video was impressive! "
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"We love the underwater shots."
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Value

Value:
"Having several young ones at home, I thought this was a good value camera that could withstand a beating."
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"Still and all, had it lasted more than a week on vacation, it would have been good value for easy underwater or surf snapshots... and it was fun to play with."
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"At $83.00 for a high resolution water resistant and dustproof camera it is great value for money."
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"I'd buy it again -- good value camera."
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"This is a good value camera for the price."
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Video

Video:
"My only complaint is the lack of a pause feature while taking video."
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"So - this camera doesn't work well in video mode and doesn't work well in water."
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"Water doesn't kill this camera, it just renders it useless for taking pictures or video.2) The sound in video mode is not good."
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"I get some good photos, some OK photos, and many not so good photos that other cameras would have been able to get good photos (I have owned all of the major camera competition except Sony and Nikon (I have owned Kodak, Canon, Olympus, and Casio) and this camera's photos are at or near the bottom).The video feature works about on par with other point and shoot cameras that I have used but the point and shoot video is not good (I would never compare it to a video camera)."
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"very versatile with the movie function as well as the still function."
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"The videos we have will last forever and are very clear."
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"Works great underwater, even the video was impressive! "
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"Was happy with short video clips shot in video mode with the camera, especially in the pool and just under the surface of the water."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"A few months later it broke again and this time was no longer under warranty."
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"Fuji film warranty one of the worst."
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"I am not confident of using it underwater when the warranty expires."
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"I know there are some mentally challenged people who probably dont close it correctly or change memory cards in near water so they have to have that fineprint no warranty for water damage disclaimer This was a one and done."
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"The camera was still under a 'manufacturer' warranty but she did not have the time to deal with the hassle of mailing it in and waiting weeks etc."
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"Perhaps, you need to drop it from no less than 3ft in order for it not to break....Although the camera is advertised as waterproof to 10ft, shockproof to 3ft, and freezeproof to 14deg, the warranty specifically excludes damage due to water, drops, or cold....So I send the camera back to Fuji after having in my possession for roughly 20min."
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"Well, this review will only address the warranty (or lack there of) that comes with this camera."
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"It is now a nice paperweight with no repair warranty options that I can find anywhere."
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"Seriously do not buy horrible warranty repair and crappy cameraFiled a claim with BBB, Fuji film is a joke!"
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The only thing about the video so far on the negative size is that you can hear the internal zoom on the audio track."
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"The only drawback I have found is that it doesn't zoom in that well from far away, but for relatively close action shots it is the best!"
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"I had taken about 10 pictures when the camera screen said ZOOM ERROR and wouldn't take any pictures."
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"It's hard to find and activate the ON OFF button and the zoom toggle unless you are looking at them."
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"Video actually turned out better images than still pictures...that is until I used the zoom and it immediately went out of focus and you get an annoying buzzing noise on the video whenever zoom is used."
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"No problems with the Optical Zoom."
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"I have another camera with advance technology like superior zoom capability and ability to capture action shots, and many more features."
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"Video quality very good, although you can clearly hear the camera zoom during video."
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"So this 12 megapixel, 5x optical zoom underwater camera works great in my opinion, Id recommend it to anyone."
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"and it was great, too - with the exception of hearing the zoom in the video."
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