Got this camera recently and, as with the Olympus 1030SW, images are not as good as the non-waterproof Opto 43WR I bought 6 yrs ago.
But I noticed a few things that seem to yield better image quality:
- The wide-angle/short focal length end of the range is way better than the tele end or even the mid-range (and I’m referring only to the range doable with optical zoom…no digital zoom).
- Bright sunshine gives pretty decent shots, other conditions rather poor (blurring or very shallow depth of field). Not exactly surprising.
- On a foggy day, I took several photos of the same subject with standard auto exposure, then with exposure compensation set to -0.3. The latter shot was, of course, a bit darker. It also took on an extremely noticeable blue color cast compared with the “standard” exposure.
Any other owners of this model notice similar quirks? Got advice on how to deal with them?