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Very Useful Kit, Some Cheap Parts
on March 24, 2013
All of the things included were useful. The extra battery & travel charger are fantastic, worked perfectly & definitely make this well worth the purchase. The case and the stand were not used too much by me, but they are sturdy, fit the camera perfectly, and are very nice pieces to have.
The floating strap definitely came in handy! I used the camera while surfing, diving, and while out on a boat. It was very nice to have the camera attached to my arm with a floating strap. However, it doesn't close tight enough to stay around your wrist (unless you have huge wrists), it kept slipping off & floating back up to the surface unless I tightened it around my upper arm, which made it the camera hard to access when I needed to take pictures. AND, I know I was pretty active & wasn't necessarily easy on it, but the strap connector broke off while I was surfing & I almost lost my camera in the ocean. Thank goodness it was when I was in shallow water & could find it fast. I was able to use the additional strap that came with the camera to re-connect the floating strap, but a few pictures ended up with straps hanging in the middle, because there was so much there. So if you're buying this for the floating strap - just be easy on it. It could break.
The card reader that came with it is not the one that is pictured, and is very very cheap! It reads normal-sized SD cards and the small ones from phones, which is nice, but the casing breaks off so you're just plugging in the insides. You can put it back together by snapping the casing back on, but it will only fall off the next time you go to plug it in.