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After used in beach the camera turns on but no image shows up>

The camera is a Stylus 850 SW which is waterproof. It was not used more that 3 feet under water

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  • misontaja3 Sep 13, 2009

    The camera specifications read:"Innovative waterproof seals and gaskets allow you to take underwater movies and amazing pictures in a pool, lake or ocean".

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Well it might be waterproof, but it may not include saltwater proof. I think that is the case. If so, then the salt got into your camera and caused something to not work. I would take it in Olympus and let them look at it. It could just be a bad camera.

My guess the lcd screen was faulty or the water leaked in there and shortcircit it.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

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