This little camera is a great addition to my travels. I used it on a trip to the Galápagos Islands where we snorkeled 2-3 times a day. I was able to capture some great underwater pics. It's easy to change modes so you can get some close ups. On land I didn't like it as the zoom is limited and close ups become too grainy. I will most likely use this just for water and continue to carry a different point and shoot for land. It's super fun to have this camera on hand for those times you could get wet. I'm taking it on a river rafting trip next. I recommend sliding a big- holed bead(like the type used on Pandora bracelets) onto the strap so you can cinch the strap tightly to your wrist.
I have used this type of camera for over 4 years and if I could stock pile them I would, it takes amazing close up portraits ,to mirco shoots, to long distant shoots that are amazing I have won many photography awards with this camera and cant imagine not having one on photo shoots even thought we use others also nikon and canons this Sony DSC_HX300 50x is my BABY...When One starts to ware after 30,000 photos I was in panic when I could not find another ,I got lucky and did and now have three on order. GREAT GREAT CAMERA
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