Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catbird Great Underwater Camera
I bought this camera 4 years ago on QVC and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. This camera has been underwater in St. Maarten, Anguilla, St. Barts, Greece, St. Lucia, Martinique, Tahiti, and the British Virgin Islands, where I have taken fantastic underwater shots and videos. The battery is long lasting and I've had no problems with leaks. It does not come with a case, (or mine didn't, that may have changed), so I purchased a simple case myself. It's been banged around on many catamarans, all without any problems. I've had several people ask where I got it, especially when their thousand dollar underwater cameras aren't cooperating. Great job, QVC!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inspector Excellent Camera
I have taken 10's of thousands of pictures with this camera and use it on multiple underwater vacations. It is the best point and shoot I have ever owned.
I inspect homes and commercial buildings with this camera and have never had an issue. I have dropped this camera at least 6 times, including on concrete and it still fully operates.
I have 5 additional batteries for back-up when needed in the field. I usually get about 350-400 pics before having to recharge.
You need no special training to fully operate this camera, only a working brain.
I'll continue to buy this camera as long as it's made.
Thank you Canon!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maxie III So Disappointed
I bought this camera to take on vacation so I could take pictures of our grand kids. The camera takes good pictures but when I tried to download the pictures on my computer it said I didn't have a program to download the pictures. I went into usa.canon.com/support and it said I needed to pay another $19.00 for information on support. I paid $300.00 for this camera and I am not paying more for support to use it. I am returning the camera with regrets. I rated the camera with poor only because of the extra cost.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Timelord Water damage
I bought the D20 and after my third beach holiday, the camera leaked and stopped working. Took for repair and paid almost half the price of what it cost me originally but was given a new D30. Now after two trips to the ocean the same thing has happened again. Has to be a design flaw - not recommending this camera. 2 dead after 5 times in water. Should not be the case.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dolphinland Has a real o-ring seal... For the money, 5 stars!
Had A Nikon Nightmare: AW120 had a loose hinge design. Failed on 2nd snorkel,
The Nikon refirb replacement failed on the 1st use underwater.
The soft rubber contact points for a seal are designed to fail on many amphibious cameras, like cheaper Fuji's and Nikons. The D30 has a real o-ring band, that always seats for a good seal (for each door). 50 dives and snorkel sessions to 50-70 feet, no probs yet on this one. Great color, auto-focus, and an UW macro mode. Cool!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mongeaus Doesn't last
Was working fine at the beginning but after more than one year, screen stopped working. Found a leak at battery door seal. Canon doesn't sell that seal, asking to send camera for repair for a cost close to a brand new one. Doesn't make sense, going to by a replacement from someone else.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jwood Screen quit in less than two years.
I used this camera in all seasons for about a year and a half. It took great pics & video. In winter, for skiing, you had to keep the battery warm to get it to work. In warmer months & locations it did well also, worked the first year underwater But on a recent trip to the Caribbean this spring, the display screen went blank.
Canon estimated it would cost more than half of what I could but=y a new one for. So, not sure I want to invest anymore of my money in Canon, if a year and a half is all I am going to get out of this D30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diane Great underwater photos
I own 2 cameras. My husband and I are both avid snorkelers. We started with one camera. The following year, we bought our second camera. Absolutely love it. Friends and family rave about the pics I post on fb. They all ask what kind of camera do I have. We are into our 3rd and 4th year using the cameras. We have not had any problems with either one of them. I do not use them for land pics as I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5i which I also am very well pleased with.