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69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little camera!, May 29, 2012
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After a 20 mile, 3 day whitewater kayaking trip in the back country of the Big South Fork Nat'l River & Recreation Area, I can say that I have pretty thoroughly testing this little camera and I love it. Sand, mud, dirt, etc. can get in behind the sliding cover, which will cause scratches if you don't clean it properly. Instructions are provided, and submerging in clean water for 5 minutes effectively cleared the grit. It is VERY small, which I love for portability, but I can see how it would be cumbersome for folks that are "all thumbs". Photo & video quality are great for such a compact, waterproof camera, and in full auto mode it does a good job with metering and exposure. Obviously, there are loads of point and shoot cameras that will take better photos, but for me this is a beach/river/back country camera for those times when it isn't practical to bring a better camera. It has an awesome macro function that lets you get extremely close to your subject, and the auto-pano function works great and is really fun. I'm still getting used to the idea of carrying a camera with me in my kayak and not obsessing about keeping it in a pelican case the whole time! I highly recommend a floating camera strap to go with it in case you drop it in the water... it's water proof, not sink proof! I snagged the chums camera strap and it works great. I don't expect it to last forever, but I'm hard on gear and will happily put this little unit through hell until it gives up! :-)
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