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Wed Aug 14 00:00:00 MDT 2013room123 Rating:5.0
I bought this camera for and adventure vacation with hiking along waterfalls. Awesome camera! I dropped it in water many times, no issues. the picture quality is very good. I like the camera features. Worth the money!
Sat Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2013amy6700 Rating:5.0
I recently went to Europe for 2 weeks, with my mother, so I wanted an extra camera, however I only used this one, which was an upgrade from my other digital camera. HOWEVER, my only warning is that it takes a MICRO memory card, not the standard one you have been using for the last 7 years. If you buy this camera, you will need new cards, rendering your old cards useless, just keep that in mind. It did take great pictures, and I loved the screen on the front, as I take about a million self portraits, so you really get the good alignment, similar to a cell phone camera. The pics are great- and I haven't even used the upload technology, which I should have studied before I went.
Sat Apr 20 00:00:00 MDT 2013ckfromny Rating:5.0
Pros Include: Unbeatable "Tough" Specifications (waterproof, dust-proof, drop-proof, freeze-proof), although I have not confirmed performance Photo capture speed (time between consecutive photos) is impressive for a point & shoot 2.0 Aperture & Aperture Priority Dial Setting is a great addition; allows for great low-light performance Macro mode is awesome; can get grainy in some conditions but overall an impressive feature HD Video: considering the size and durability of the camera, to have HD video along with slow-motion options is just too cool; as long as you're not expecting SLR/pro-level results you'll be extremely satisfied. Tap-Mode: If you're wearing gloves this is a priceless feature!! Looks: Unlike some of the other life-proof cameras out there this one actually looks and feels tough; nice job Olympus Good but not Great: Photo Quality is good but not great; you'll find more details in online reviews; again, if you don't expect SLR-quality photos you'll be extremely satisfied 4x Zoom; I would appreciate a faster and longer zoom, but again, you're sacrificing some things for intense durability The Aperture Priority setting allows you to jump between 2.0, 2.8 and 8.0, not the full f-stop range you'd find on a manual camera, but still very useful Shutter Speed: Good, but not as fast as other rugged P&S; not a deal-killer and not as necessary with the higher aperture but should be improved on future models A Few (mostly inconsequential) Cons: Price - granted I purchased new and shortly after release, if you don't need the wide 2.0 aperture there are cheaper options available, also the optional telephoto and fish-eye lenses are costly; I doubt I'll invest in these. The lens ring on the outside (which is removable to allow mounting of optional lenses) does come loose pretty easily; you don't need it for the camera to function, but I would definitely make this more secure on future models I would have appreciated a black (not red) wrist lanyard and something that was a bit more "tough" to match the camera specs, I ended up buying a standard black, adjustable wrist-strap. Noise and slow focus during video; again Overall - I was debating between this camera and a more pro-level compact P&S as my every-day-carry camera. The manual features of the pro-compacts are great, but for the money, I was not impressed enough with the performance and results; they were either too expensive, too big, too slow, or just not high enough quality to justify the cost. I decided that I can grab my SLR when I wanted to take pro-shots and that having a P&S that could take a serious beating and still take great photos in various conditions was a better option for me. This may not be everyone's conclusion, and an SLR-user will definitely enjoy the pro-compact features, but I am someone who is very hard on anything electronic and wanted something small enough to carry anywhere and tough enough to withstand the elements and my own clumsiness; the Tough TG-2 fit the bill nicely and I am happy with the purchase.
Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2012sailorbev Rating:2.0
I used the camera three times for a period of no longer than half an hour of underwater use. And I did turn it off when not in use. Each time I had to install 2 new batteries...total of 6 for not even 1 1/2 hours use. Not worth the hastle!
Fri Sep 27 00:00:00 MDT 2013spanghew Rating:5.0
Small enough to fit in a pocket, this camera's features and optics are impressive. It can't do everything much more expensive cameras can, but it has two features they don't have: 1) small size/mass and 2) it uses AA batteries, something that can become very important if your camera stops working when you're far from home (on vacation, for example).
Tue Jul 23 00:00:00 MDT 2013alphgt Rating:5.0
This camera is great, the screen is great in 3d, the pictures and video look fantastic. The 3D feature is not just a gimmick, this is a great camera, and one of the only ones I know of that does it with 2 sensors and lens. As a consequence, know that it is heavier and bulkier than other 2D cameras. All the menus so far are reasonably intuitive.
Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 MST 2012maryanna50 Rating:4.0
the camera came without the deluxe kit. it was useless without the battery, and SD memmory card had to call and have it re sent which took over 2 weeks. I ordered it 3 weeks before I needed it for a birthday party and didnt have use if the camera in time. but it does take nice pictures now that I have all the items.
Sun Dec 04 00:00:00 MST 2011luvbeingirish Rating:5.0
I found this camera online at a great price. Had done much research before purchasing. Wow!! The photos are great ... love this camera. Lots of plans with this camera ... bought the "dummies" book and it is helping me to learn about all of the fantastic things this camera will do. Overstock.com had the best price hands down on this camera. I have always used the point and shoot cameras but decided with 2 new grandbabies this year that it was time to invest in a camera that would do more. Have not been disappointed in the least. Well made and has a good "feel" when handling. Getting ready to try out the movie mode. Would definitely recommend this camera.
Thu May 02 00:00:00 MDT 2013tiffanyaw92 Rating:5.0
I am completely satisfied with the product I recieved. I was slightly dissapointed that I paid for 2-3 day express ship and I did not recieve it unyill the 4th day. I needed this camera for a very important event the day before. I was refunded the money back from overstock.com. the representative I spoke with was very nice too. It was my first time buying from overstock.com, other than the shipping issue I am a very content customer. I would definitely purchase from you again.
Wed Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2011zenw Rating:4.0
Pictures from the camera in 2-D are very disappointing, but those in 3-d, both the actual 3-D seen on the camera screen, the MPO files separated and put into anaglyph mode with a great free program like stphmkre, and the jpgs created at the same time are really very nice and far better than I had expected... in clarity, sharpness, detail, and color. I like the camera better than I had thought I would. A tip in making anaglyph pictures for use with the red/green lens glasses is to make them black and white. The 3-D effects are much better with no ghosting.
Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 MDT 2011tlynn721 Rating:1.0
I had an FE-330 a couple of years ago and thought this would be an upgrade. First, the company sent the wrong memory card. It was easily replaced and I was happy that everything arrived in time for my birthday party. Then I started trying to take pictures. Almost every one of them came out horribly blurry. 2 of the pictures are so blurry that you can't make out anyone's face. I returned the camera and am going back to my previous brand.
Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2012wantoniansouple Rating:5.0
I've had Micro-4/3 before (specifically the Panasonic GF-2) and I love the new generation with the compact X lens. I previously had both the 14mm prime lens, and the 14-42 lens. Having them both in one tiny package with the new X lens is great. I can literally put this in my pocket and be good to go. My only complaint is the flash. It stinks (as it did on the GF2). I am considering selling the GF3 body and adding an external flash to my other pocket :)
Sat Nov 05 00:00:00 MDT 2011anglesmom46 Rating:1.0
i got this on clearance at a local store for a lot less than the overstock price. the camera keeps turning off by itself. you press the shutter button it takes a picture after a 2 or 3 second delay, then turns off and won't turn back on after repeatedly pressing the power button, until 30 seconds to a minute later. also the cover for the batteries is chintzy and broke the first day, now it's hard to get on and off. i've tried changing the batteries 3 times and it still turns off unexpectedly during use. i'm returning it.
Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 MDT 2011realpersonn Rating:5.0
I went from a P & S to this model. Waiting about 6 months for the right price. Having Canon, Nikon, and other cameras in our immediate family I knew which would work best for personal style, preference, and need. After owning this model for 2 weeks I already feel secure enough to mix the settings and exit the "auto mode". I would recommend either purchasing or checking out a "How to" book from a book store or library for those entering the DSL world for the first time. The manual does contain everything you need to operate the camera but is very dry and the figures leave something to be desired. I am hoping I get the same 27 years of pictures as my father did with his canon. As for the lens please make sure you know what the main purpose for your DSL is, as each lens has its true objective.
Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 MDT 2011smahajan Rating:4.0
Decided to take up photography as a developing interest. Asked a few amateur and a few professional photographers about which camera to begin with, and Canon T3i was in the top of the recommendation list. I've used the camera only for a 2 weeks now and still trying to get my head around the act of balancing shutter speed, aperture and ISO. But, having a good camera like T3i certainly makes the task easier. Even if you are not interested in manual settings and would rather go with the different inbuilt settings for different exposures, this camera will give great results. Not really satisfied with the lens that came along with this package though (18-55mm). But once a person understands the science behind taking photographs, and can how to make the most use of different lenses, the options out there are infinite. All in all, great camera for beginners.
Fri Jul 19 00:00:00 MDT 2013jayleedee Rating:5.0
Used this camera to take video of my wedding on Hawaii. The sound was great, in spite of the wind blowing. Also used the camera to take video of snorkeling and going on a zip line. It all looks fabulous! The underwater setting makes the snorkeling images look beautiful. Still images look great too. Zoom is 5x which is pretty good for a camera with a flat lens in my opinion! I took this camera everywhere on our trip. It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. I kept saying, "I love this camera" over and over on my vacation. No buyer's remorse here.... One thing, I was pretty vigilant about making sure to get sand out of the door seals for the battery and output doors like it says to in the manual. I even used q-tips and tweezers to get 2 small grains of sand out before taking it in to the water. Don't get lazy about that!
Thu Dec 27 00:00:00 MST 2012ladyheis1 Rating:1.0
This camera is one of the worst things I ever bought.
Thu Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2013ncherani Rating:4.0
There are some great in-depth reviews out there on this camera already. So I just want to add my personal likes and dislikes about this camera since buying it about a month ago. I have previously owned the Canon S2 and the SX20, and have used and abused them well in my travels. Furthermore, I've made some great photos and videos with these cameras, and have created several good quality DVDs and Blu-rays of my travels). With the promised better low light shooting and the greater zoom that the SX50 has to offer, I jumped at the upgrade. I'm glad so far that I did. Likes: “It's the zoom, stupid!” No seriously, I love to zoom in on wildlife and people from a distance. I travel a lot and this allows me to take photos of people without the need to ask first (and thereby not get a posed shot). The 50 times zoom works really well and quite frankly is astonishing. I like the larger LCD screen. It frames the 4:3 aspect photos a lot better. I have always loved and used the articulation feature of the screen I mostly use Manual mode, but I love playing with the HDR (High Dynamic Range imaging. This effect shoots three exposures and combines them to produce a tone-mapped effect with color effect options including Sepia, Black and White an Super vivid colors). I've taken some really nice shots with this, although at lower light situations it's best to have a tripod (which I plan on buying soon). Shooting in low light situations. I have gotten some pretty good shots with hardly any noise at both 800 and 1600 ISO. Far better than earlier versions of this Canon. (Yes, I know: the Panasonic is better at this. But the Panny is a couple hundred bucks more expensive.) The High Speed Burst HQ (accessed via the “SCN” preset menu) is pretty cool, shooting up to ten frames at, I believe, 13fps. I'm ok without the 4 x AA batteries. The SX50 is significantly lighter than the SX20 because of the use of a propriety Li-ion battery instead of the AAs. Sure the battery life is not so hot, but I bought 2 extra Li-ions from non-Canon manufactures at about 9 bucks each. I am pleased with the speed of the auto focus. It did not take long to focus on and shoot some wildlife, all of which can easily and quickly slip away. Dislikes: I don't like the viewfinder. Hard to frame anything using it. This definitely keeps me from giving the SX50 a 5 star rating. The super slow motion feature is at a high frame rate (240 frames per second), but at a very low quality. You can't really use it in making your DVDs or Blurays (at least I haven't found a way yet). I guess you can just use it for a playback on the camera's LCD. The quicker slow motion setting (120fps?) has better quality, though still not HD. Panning, while shooting the high quality HD video, is horrible. It created a very choppy looking video I took of the ocean. I will have to test to see if the lower quality setting (which the SX20 has—which panned nicely) is any better. Although the SX50 has the ability to shoot in RAW format, I have not seen the need for it. As I progress in my understanding of how to use it with post processing software, it might be useful. For now, I am happy with the JPEGs I get. The quality of the camera's build feels cheaper. They used a plastic which, although lighter, feels and looks cheaper. I am however, getting used to it. Final thoughts: I am reading more photography books to learn how to more effectively utilize the impressive features of the SX50. I am looking forward to taking it backpacking in Yosemite this summer, and South East Asia next winter. I also hope it will be more useful in capturing low light photos of my 6th grade students inside the classroom. Though not perfect, it feels so far like a good upgrade from the SX20. I am happy with my purchase.
Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2010tiffany615 Rating:1.0
the flash is so bright the darkest skin looks ghostly, and the camera itself is horrible quality don't waste your money.
Fri May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2012dronea Rating:1.0
I loved the look of this camera and only wish that the pictures were clear they were so fuzzy you could not see some of them i was really disappointed bell and Howell is a good brand
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