Takes great shots underwater , had it in the ocean , pool for a week off and on . It is not the fastest , I'd say about 5-7 seconds between shots (could also be my old memory card too) but remember what it costs. It has its quirks , you have to pull the card out to get the pictures off as far as I can tell . But for $ 79 bucks ! great camera . I tested it , my 8 yr old tested it alot under water , he had a ball with it ! . it never skipped a beat . Glad I took a chance on it . Wish it had a veiw finder , but the screen is big , front screen on it also , why ? I don't know ? Complaints online were mostly short battery life........ well duh ? 2 tiny AAA batteries . Don't run the front screen and it helps . I'd say we got a couple hours of it being on / off and around 100 + shots at 14 mp. I bought the 2 yr warranty just in case , but very happy overall so far .
The camera itself is fine. Remember it's more than just megapixels that go into a good camera. The lenses, the lighting, all play a factor. But I bought this camera not for picture quality but because I simply needed something mobile to take continuous video while on the move. So a power adapter was not an option. Recharging was a possibility, but when I found out this camera accepts alkaline AAA, that is what sold me. I can get those anywhere and they come "instantly charged". I bought all of the AAA batteries they had and two SD chips to shuffle them in and out as one filled up. First set of batteries...dead after about 4 pictures and the rest of the time trying to understand the menu system (was not intuitive on how to switch to video mode, so I figured I was just slow and consumed more power fumbling through the menus....the CD ROM, which I assume has the manual that would have told me this is great ...if you have a computer with you. So, in went the second set. 3 minutes of video is about all you can get, or every pack of batteries I got was bad...highly unlikely that all those batteries are bad. Frustrated but still in need for continuous video and not being one to take things back and get what I really wanted....I went to RadioShack. I bought a battery holder that holds 4 D-Size batteries. This battery pack puts them all in series so the output voltage is 6 volts. The camera runs on 3 volts. So...I cut the center lead on the battery holder and soldered the wires to put sets of two in parallel. I now had a battery pack which would put two sets of two D-Size batteries in series, and those two sets in parallel, output voltage 3v. Next came the hookup to the camera. Being away, I didn't have any tools to put an external power jack into the camera. Nor did I have a way to get deep into the battery compartment to connect wires to the terminals. I did have plenty of dead AAA batteries though. So I took on and soldered a wire to the positive terminal. I took another and did the same to the negative terminal.. It was a tight fit, but I slid those batteries with wired up ends into the camera's battery compartment. The other ends of those wires were attached to my battery pack. Powered on...everything worked fine....started recording. It's been 24 hours and the battery indicator on the camera says I still have a full charge. So...it's not pretty, but I made this camera work for me for the purpose I needed it to. I spent another $36 in purchasing a soldering iron, solder, wire, the battery pack. One set of 4 D-Size batteries. I haven't taken the protective cover off the front LCD yet, but best I can tell it is not on when the rear LCD is on. My guess is that the rear LCD is what is power hungry. So with some modification, that are bulky and ugly, you can get a lot more battery life and quit burning through AAA's. Else be ready to burn through a lot of batteries.
i cant use it it doesnt stay on i dont no whats the matter with it
I got the camera for my 10 year old grand daughter. Easy to work and she is having fun
I bought this for my son and he love it.
This chews battery power--a lot! Good pictures, with good focus. After light use, it broke and now it won't spit out the microSD card. It was cheap for a reason. I've had other inexpensive cameras that were much better--and I really like Polaroid as a company but this product is one to miss.