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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2014
it surprised me how many bad reviews this camera had, people its an $100 camera, dont expect to be like a PRO, this camera perfromed very well underwater, its simple if you can see underwater this camera will, i had this camera more than 5hrs on the water and no problems what so ever.

i use a good SD card, and also bought a floater(this camera does not float)

PROS: 33ft underwater, good battery, super quick charge.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2015
We bought this camera before our yearly cruise. We mainly wanted to be able to use it for underwater pictures and videos while snorkeling. We packed our regular digital camera for other pictures. We ended up using this camera for the entire trip. The camera took great pictures and videos on land and water. It held up great at the beach. I've attached a couple sample pictures so you can see for yourself the quality. We will definitely use for years to come. Great quality camera for the price.
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79 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2014
I just received my camera today, so I don't have all that much experience with it. However, I did want to post my first impression of it so other customers have at least something to base their decision off of.

First off, I wanted to mention that I bought this camera because I want to be able to take photos and video in or near water and I don't trust myself to use my good cameras for that - I chose this one because my Kodak PlaySport crapped out after one use and this wasn't too expensive. I was nervous preordering this, but so many other waterproof cameras had mixed reviews so I figured I'd give this one a shot.

This camera is VERY basic. Something I'm not used to. I own a Canon DSLR and a Canon point and shoot that both have manual modes and ways to adjust ISO and whatnot. This camera doesn't even show you the ISO. It has a few scene modes like night, macro, underwater, fireworks, etc.

The charging just completed, so I played around with it in the low light of my living room (haven't been able to try it in daylight yet). The photos taken with the flash are pretty decent, but appear grainy when you zoom in closer on the computer screen. If you printed one out in an 8 x 10 size, I don't think it would be very good quality. The photos taken without the flash are very grainy. The photos taken using zoom with or without the flash are very grainy. The photos taken in macro mode are not clear at all.

The video quality in low light is absolutely terrible. The sound is very low. However, you can hear every click of the zoom button as I zoomed in and out. I'll have to play around and see if any improvements can be made.

I'll keep it, because it seems good enough to have around the pool. My fingers are crossed that the quality is better in daylight.

Will update as I use it more.

UPDATE 3/11/14 - I still haven't used it in daylight yet, but I just used the video function in the brighter light of our bathroom. I thought about putting it in the tub while I gave my daughter a bath to see how it holds up in water, but there really wasn't anything to take pictures/video of besides baby toes. So I just recorded her splashing around a bit. The quality in brighter light was actually a lot better. The sound was so so. I'm happy with the video for the most part.

UPDATE 3/14/14 - I finally used the camera in daylight. The quality is good. Not fantastic, but good. The quality when you take a photo zoomed in on something still isn't very good, but it's passable. I also changed my review from 3 stars to 4 stars. I've been comparing the quality to my DSLR and to my $350 point and shoot. Those two cameras are obviously better quality, so it wasn't really fair of me to compare. A few years ago, I had tried an inexpensive Fujifilm FinePix XP10 waterproof camera - it was pure crap. This camera is far superior. For what I paid for this camera and for what I intend to use it for, it appears to be a good choice.

UPDATE 9/22/14 - The summer is over and the camera turned out to be a useful purchase. I got lots of great videos and photos of my daughter in the pool and at the beach. It was nice to have a cheap, waterproof alternative to my DSLR or expensive point and shoot. I never would've had pictures of my daughter's first time in a pool or first time in the ocean if I hadn't bought this camera, so I consider it a worthwhile purchase!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2014
This is a great camera. I have seen so many mixed reviews about underwater cameras - the general consensus seems to be that they do not take as good pictures as a standard point-and-shoot camera. With this in mind I was wary of spending hundreds of $$ on an underwater camera....
This Nikon seemed to fit the bill as it cost just over $100. I rationalized that this would only be the cost of buying a few disposable cameras (after taking into account the cost of developing the film) and the pictures had to be better quality.

I took this camera snorkeling and the pictures and videos were great quality (not SLR quality but this was nowhere near the cost of an SLR). There are 2 big buttons on the top of the camera, one for taking pictures, the other for video - this made it easy to take pics/video when in the water (didn't have to switch to video mode or press a small record button on the back of the camera).

This camera is geared towards children (big buttons and the screen visuals point to this) but it is great for those times you'll be around water.

One annoyance is that the battery gets charged when in the camera (the charging socket is inside the camera housing) instead of having an external charger. I guess this reduces the amount of equipment that you have to carry but I like being able to charge a spare battery when using the camera.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2014
Bought this for my 6 year old who loves to take pictures. Ending up using it a lot on our vacation to Hawaii since it is a great underwater camera. Lots of fun. Easy to use. Great camera for kids.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2015
This Camera is great for underwater and out of water pictures. I bought this for my son to use on vacation in Hawaii, he loved it. We didn't have any problems with it at all and the battery lasted 2 days and wasn't even dead when we charged it. We went snorkeling and took a ton of pictures. I would highly recommend this camera. Some of the underwater video is a bit choppy and looks more like a slide show of pictures but the images are super clear, some of the videos are great though. The video may have been weird because it is very hard to hold still while floating in the ocean with the waves. I have attached some pictures that my son took in and out of water to show you how nice the pictures look.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2014
I didn't want to spend a lot on an underwater camera that may or may not work so well....for the price I thought it was worth trying vs paying for the disposable. Well it worked GREAT! We took it to Jamaica and used it while diving down to about 35 feet. It also takes really good land shots. The only thing is there is no flash but even in somewhat dark conditions the pictures came out very clear. I'm very satisfied with my purchase!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2014
Got this as a gift for a grandaughter who was in a USC sponsered marine biology camp. She took about two bazillion pics. It worked perfectly. The underwater pics weren't that great ( I really didn't expect perfection at this price) but all the others were excellent.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2014
Exactly as advertised - simple and mildly water/shockproof. Not an adventurers camera but something you can safely take to the pool.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2014
Bought this for my five years old. It's simple enough for her to use and it's fun to be able to bring it in the water!
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