Terrible Camera and Terrible Company!

Started Oct 19, 2016 | User reviews thread
(unknown member) Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: Terrible Camera and Terrible Company!

The problem with waterproof cameras has always been that the rubber seals are incredibly vulnerable to sand particles, dirt, salt crystals, hairs, etc. If you look at reviews of "rugged" compacts from Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Ricoh, etc. on Amazon, you'll see a significant number of 1-star reviews where people say their camera leaked / flooded, and it wasn't covered by warranty. On dive trips, I've seen people lose thousands of dollars worth of camera gear to leaking O-rings.

I don't know what you do about it, except be stoic. When electronic circuit boards meet salt water, there is only ever one winner...

Joe

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