Olympus has to do its homework

Started Aug 2, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Olympus has to do its homework
Aug 2, 2011

This is a very rugged camera designed to survive the elements lethal to most other point-and-shoot's. As to the qualities related to its primary purpose, taking pictures and video clips, they are about average for this class of photo equipment.
My major complaint is the much-advertised (and potentially very useful for the target customer base) GPS function, which adds extra $100 to the retail price (compared to the GPS-less TG-610) but almost never works. It takes the built-in GPS up to 20 minutes to get a position fix even under most favorable conditions where my wrist watch with a built-in GPS would do it almost instantly. Under less favorable conditions (around tall buildings or under tree cover), the camera GPS gets totally lost. Also, when the GPS function is enabled, expect a fully charged battery to be completely depleted in less than a day in the field.

OW's score
2.5
Average community score
2.9
bad for good for
Kids / pets
acceptable
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
okay
Portraits
unrated
Low light (without flash)
weak
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
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