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Fell in love with it, definitely leaks
on September 18, 2013
Three stars because this camera should not claim to be waterproof. In terms of the cost to value, if it just claimed to be water resistant, I'd say 5 stars. The best thing is, I have some pictures from adventures that I would not have dared to take my camera or smartphone out for.
I bought this product knowing that it might leak (honestly any electronics that cost $40 can't actually be waterproof). So I covered the door areas with duct tape each time I took it snorkeling. It died on the 6th and final day of our trip. I was sad because I had come to really like it, a camera I could throw around and not worry if it got wet in the rain or dropped from a horse. The photos it takes are pretty low megapixels, probably less than the camera on your average modern phone. But the video quality is great- our video of whale sharks is priceless and surprisingly clear. You can shoot nearly an hour of video on the memory card.
I was very happy when the camera came back to life after 3 weeks of sitting around drying.