dannormal

dannormal

Joined on Feb 13, 2014

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On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (104 comments in total)
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dannormal: Why do all you reviewers not tell the truth. That is, you cannot see the LCD screen when in sunlight. This simple truth that the reviewers are well aware of makes these rugged cameras a dismal failure. Spew out all the specs and image quality blah blah blah but ignore thw fact that not only does the user have to point and hope, they also can not change any settings because they cant read the screen in daylight. I own a brand new Olympus TG2 and it is unusable because of this

Okay, you have got me right between the eyes, I apologise. I have read many many reviews from "respected" places.I think I lumped them all together. I honestly donot remember reading the above but I think my argument stands up.BUT NOT FOR YOU.
After buying the camera, my young daughter went on a school overseas trip to New Zealand and came back utterly dissapointed.
I believe it is so unusable these companies should be found in breach of some law because they are marketing a product that does not do what they advertise or imply.
I also believe reviews should make this clear in the strongest possible manner.
Once again I would like to apologise. I would ponder though how the camera recieved a Silver award.
Thankyou for responding, you have won a supporter and my trust.
I would still maintain this though. I, and my family cannot use this camera in sunny daylight. I will contend that reviews should state. "It is unusable in bright daylight" Donot buy it unless you try it first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (104 comments in total)

Why do all you reviewers not tell the truth. That is, you cannot see the LCD screen when in sunlight. This simple truth that the reviewers are well aware of makes these rugged cameras a dismal failure. Spew out all the specs and image quality blah blah blah but ignore thw fact that not only does the user have to point and hope, they also can not change any settings because they cant read the screen in daylight. I own a brand new Olympus TG2 and it is unusable because of this

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

Be very wary of these tests. My experience is that i bought a Olympus TG2 afterreading many many reviews. The reality is I can not see virtually anything on the LCD screen when the sun is out. Have I missed something here?
Thats when I use it. When I am at the beach (hot and sunny), Snorkelling (guess what hot and sunny).
Admittedly it takes good photos but only by pointing in the vague direction and hoping. As to changing settings, well you cant unless you hide under a towel or something.
I guess if these reviewers tell the truth the suppliers will shun them. My advice is don't buy any camera unless you go to a store and take it into the sunlight and see if it will function. My Olympus TG2 belongs in the bin. (Where it will take a great photo) It is of little practical value to me unless the sun is covered by storm clouds which is when I am usually at home inside my house.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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