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Last time I used a disposable camera from Walmart (and got pretty decent pictures)
on May 30, 2015
I bought this specifically for my trip to Hawaii. Last time I used a disposable camera from Walmart (and got pretty decent pictures)... this time I wanted something a little easier to use underwater. I loved having the freedom to take as many pictures as I wanted and not being limited to the one disposable camera roll each swim (and the cost of having to buy more than one, etc). The case is solid... I used an old iPhone just in case, but I would trust my new iPhone in it at this point. I never experienced any leaks or sand or anything. It was sealed tight and maybe even a little too tight b/c it was always hard to get open, but I'd rather fight that than have my phone ruined. So those two things are wonderful. Not so wonderful was the fact that if ANY pop up message appears on your screen, you have no way of clearing it without taking the phone out of the case. I deleted every program possible and thought I turned off all pop up notifications, but I got one about wifi while I was underwater and my picture taking was over. Furthermore, I didn't even know I wasn't taking pictures until I got back to shore because you can't see your screen. I don't know if it's too much light or a glare or what, but I rarely saw what I was taking a photo of before I took the picture. I would do a test every now and then to make sure it was on by sticking my finger right in front of the camera to see if I could see the color change on the screen. Then I would just click away until I felt the need to do another "test." The picture quality was okay. If the fish were bright, the quality was amazing, but if they weren't, it wasn't great. I have read about some people using a red filter and maybe that would help a lot. I got some good shots, but was hugely disappointed with the limited access you have while underwater and limited visibility of your screen. This was still probably cheaper than buying enough underwater disposable cameras to take all the photos that I did, but it was very frustrating and disappointing at times.