Pros f2.0, great in low light, fast boot and very easy to use.
Cons No full manual control
Summary I have had this camera over a month. I pre-ordered and got the camera a few days ahead of the release date. Right out of the box I liked the camera but wanted to wait till after a trip to Disney to really see how it preformed. I shoot almost everything with pro-level Canon bodies and L series lenses but wanted something I could carry around on vacation without the fear of rain on bumps damaging the camera. This thing did great. The first two days we walked around in Hurricane Debbie and the rain never bothered the camera. I even got some cool shots because I did not care about the camera getting wet. On the third day my daughter was in the pool with a bunch of dance friends (They were there to dance in Dance The World for Disney). The kids had a great time taking pictures in the pool. When we got back to the room I dried the outside and checked under the seals and nothing. Completely dry under both doors. We put the pictures on my MacBook and the underwater pictures were great.
During the main dance event I did shoot with my high end Canon DSLR. Later in the week they repeated the same number on a different stage so I decided to play with this little gem during that performance. All I can say is WOW. I put the camera in high-speed mode and it froze the dancers. The picture is a bit flat but hay it is a tough camera what do you want.
Latter in the night I decided to try the fireworks setting out shooting the show over Cinderella's castle. Worked fantastic and gave some nice shots.
I do have one complaint and that is I would like full control over shutter speed and aperture. In a couple of cases to get the camera to choose a higher aperture I turned the ISO up. I would like to be able to use my own experience in some situations to tell the camera what is best.
Pros Takes great pictures, like having the option of a zoom lens attachment. Easy to use overall
Cons I've had my camera since June 2012 & had to send it back 2x to be fixed. Both times Olympus fixed the camera & sent it back in a timely manner, however it was sent back with a hair inbetween the lens'! This time the function button came off the ba
Summary I don't think I am any rougher on this camera than I am on others that I own, and this is the only one I've ever had to send in to be repaired! Had I not purchased the extended warranty I would be a whole lot more frustrated about repairs, esp. since the camera is so expensive, and mine is not that old!
Overall though I am really happy with the camera's performance, and would recommend it to any outdoorsy person wanting a great tough camera. I have also been pleased with Olympus' overall response to fixing the camera when I've sent it in.
Pros Has different functions to change the image
Cons - Slow, laggy at times
- Loud annoying clicking noise when recording, even worse when zooming in the record function
- VERY easy to damage/ scratch despite being 'tough'...
Summary Would not recommend this camera, unimpressed and a waste of money. Do not buy
Pros Takes nice pictures
Cons Holy moley! You can't take video without a horrible ticking noise in the video. Trust me you can't fix it and Olympus won't take it back past the return date. The camera is not usable for video at all! They didn't even fix the TG 2.
Summary Buy any other camera - you'll be better off.
Pros Great features, great pictures
Cons Raised or open buttons allow sand to get in and then they're stuck.
Summary Bought the camera for the family cruise to the Bahamas this week, and it was perfect until we got to the beach. Within the first hour, the shutter button started sticking, then all the other buttons did as well, sand that got in between them had dug themselves so far into the camera that I couldn't turn the camera off. My battery drained and when I tried to unlock the port cover it wouldn't open! The battery and SD card covers won't open either, my husband is still trying to figure out a way to get it off so I can take the the SD card full of memories out before I turn it in for a refund/replacement.