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Great pics, but be careful with underwater use.
on October 2, 2007
The picture quality is great for both land and water. I even took some great sunrise pics. However, make sure you have extra batteries on hand because it uses a lot. Also, keep a close eye on it in the water. Before I bought this, I read a review that warned about the cheap camera strap. He wasn't kidding. I was even concerned about the tiny plastic strap holder, and it's a good thing, because it broke while I was snorkeling! And that was only my 3rd time out with it in the water. It's a shame that such a tough, sturdy camera is equipped with a poor quality strap and strap-holder.
I like how this camera sinks (most cameras used with a casing floats). It makes it quick and easy to locate while diving.
Not to pleased with the zoom in/out function. It zooms to 4 times, but it's not gradual. You only have 4 options: regular, 2X, 3X, and 4X. And you can't zoom back out without going through all the zooms (example: if you zoom to 2X and decide it's too close and you want to go back to the regular view, you first have to go through 3 and 4X).