"Great all purpose camera for travel."4.0 starson by Lateott14
Pros: - Good Quality photos
- Very Rugged
- Water Proof (obviously)
- Shock proof
Cons: - Flash tends to be a little too bright at close range
- Subjects seem to get redeye more than on my more expensive Canon Rebel XSi
- Camera a little bulky
Summary: I am an amature photographer and am almost never without a camera in my hand. When travelling, we love this camera, although we still take our Canon XSi with us as well.
This camera takes wonderful, bright, clear underwater shots. The video option takes pretty good SD video as well. In addition, our 4 year old loves to "take pictures like daddy" and we let him use this camera. He has dropped it many times, and it still works great.
As I already had an underwater housing for my video camera, I am well aware of the importance of ensuring that all seals are clear of debris (sand, hair, fluff) and sealed prior to use outside. Don't just assumbe that everything is fine now because it was the last time you used it... you'll end up with a flooded camera quicker than you think.
My only beefs with this camera are that it is a little bulkier than I would like, and the flash tends to wash out the pictures.
But aside from that we enjoy the camera and would recommend it to a friend (already have several times infact)