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Took it back,
This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Digital Camera (Blue) (Electronics)
I was not very happy with this camera. Our last point-and-shoot died, and we needed another "pocket" camera. Without doing much market research, I went to the local big box store to look at what they had in stock. They had 3 waterproof/shockproof cameras, and I picked the FujiFilm Finepix XP50. The first day we used it - no real "problems" other than blurry pictures and an apparent slow write-time to clear the buffer to take a second picture. The second day we used it, I put it in my bathing suit pocket & waded around with it for a bit (no more than 2 1/2 feet under water at any time). A couple of shots came out fine, but then I started seeing white on the rear screen & in the images. A quick check showed water inside the lens housing. I quickly took it to the bank & dried off & opened it to find water in the battery/memory card compartment as well... Camera was less than a week old, no dirt/hair/apparent problems with seal, but there was a leak somewhere. Between the poor image quality & the leak, I took it straight back to the store without going home to change out of my swimsuit. I replaced it with another brand...
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Initial post: May 29, 2012 11:05:06 PM PDT
John Gutraj says:
Thanks for your review. I am in the market for an underwater camera.I also saw this at my local big box mart and was interested in buying it. Out of curiosity, what camera did you end up with and did you like it? thanks
In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 5:07:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 5:08:56 AM PDT
I replaced it with an Olympus TG-820. So far, so good, but I haven't put it in my pocket and waded into the river yet. It seems to be a bit better made - more metal casing, tighter tolerances, less "slop" in door movement.
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