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This review is from: Olympus Digital Camera TG-820 Black (Electronics)I like most everything about this camera. However, what I don't like is pretty glaring. First, the likes. Picture quality is a lot better than previous models of this camera. Great waterproof and "drop-proof" capability. Cool options and features. Now, the bad. The buttons make it VERY difficult to view pics and change modes on the first try. It's inconceivable that Olympus can make such advancements in this camera and let it go to market with this glaring weakness. It kind of reminds me of one of those old appliances that has buttons that barely work but you're hesitant to spend the money to replace it! Well, you get this from the get-go with this camera. It's too bad. Also, the battery life is way too short for a camera like this.
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Initial post: May 18, 2012 9:43:17 AM PDT
Have you tried the buttons on another camera (say showroom at Best Buy) just to see if it is some defect in your particular camera? I tried one in the local Best Buy the other day and didn't have time to play with it very long, but the buttons seemed responsive...
I'm looking at either buying one of these, or the Nikon AW100 .... decisions decisions....
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 1:56:56 PM PDT
Charles M. Grove says:
What did you end up going with? Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 3:37:09 PM PDT
I bought the Nikon AW100, but after seeing it sent it back. I can see why people have trouble with water intrusion. The sealing system on the access door to the SD card and connections is just not very robust. Also the AW100 battery can not be charged in the camera, and I did not want to lug a charger and cables around with me on trips. I then bought the TG-820 which has a far more robust sealing system (take a look and compare I think you will agree) and permits charging of the battery via a USB cable in-camera.
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