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on August 23, 2010
the camera works well for what it was intended, the outdoors. i have had it for about two months now, and have played around with most of the features and settings. these are some of the pros and cons i have found
pros: i really like the high def movies. there clear and there seemed to be no blur even though i was recording kids running.
good outdoor pictures, good underwater pictures, good fast action pictures the internal memory can hold quite a few pictures. i really like some of the special features like the pop art feature it saturates the pictures in colour. it also comes with a cd and when you download it on your computer it has lots of catogorizing options for your photos. you can tag faces, group them by subjust, location. you can also edit your pics on there too, but nothing compared to basic photoshop. the battery lasts pretty long too.
some cons are: not so great indoor pics. the auto face detection rarely works. althought the battery lasts a while, you need to plug it in to recharge it so buying a spare would be a good idea if you want to take it with you all day. the auto seeting doesnt always seem to pick the best setting for what your shooting, sometimes its best to manually pick your settings. the pictures are not as good quality as some other cameras in the same price range. there is some glare from the sun on the screen when shooting outside.
to finish i would like to say i have enjoyed this camera. we have dropped it and put it in the water and dont have to be worried about breaking it. if you dont really need a tough camera i would sujust you take the extra money you would spend for those features and maybe buy a regular better quality camera. if your looking for something that can handle hikes and the beach and snow and your kids then this is it, although if i could do it again i would have looked into the other olympus tough cameras and maybe the features that are not so great on this one would be better on the more expensive ones, as i think this is the cheapest priced one.
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