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Olympus µ 1030 SW / Stylus 1030 SW
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Olympus µ 1030 SW / Stylus 1030 SW

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The perfect all-around camera for outdoors: 10 megapixel, shockproof, freezeproof and waterproof to 33 feet

30 November 2011
  • Summary: The Stylus 1030 SW is the camera a lot of divers have been waiting for. It brings 10-megapixel resolution to scuba diving without the need of an underwater case. It's also the most rugged Olympus Stylus camera yet, being able to survive huge drops from almost seven feet and freezing temperatures.
  • Pros: Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Real diving possible with 33 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 6.6-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide viewing-angle, high-res 2.7-inch LCD, Pre-capture movie mod...
  • Cons: Strictly point & shoot, Small mode wheel hard to read underwater, Over-zealous underwater depth warnings, Tiny gray on silver labels difficult to read, LCD not always bright enough for underwater viewability, Elegant metal body can get scratched, Integrated automatic lens cover can get clogged an...
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Functionality 9
Audio & image quality 9
Appearance 8

Olympus Tough 1030SW Digital Camera Review

23 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Slightly larger than a pack of cards, the Olympus Tough 1030SW feels reassuringly solid. With a stainless steel case, it is designed to be water resistant up to a depth of ten meters and survive being dropped from two meters, crushed by 100 kg or even frozen in temperatures down to -10° centigrade.
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Olympus Stylus 1030SW

Digital Photography Interface
17 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus 1030SW has the features you'd expect in a compact camera, with the protection against the elements and accidents thrown in. This 10 megapixel camera sounds like the absolute choice for clumsy people, mountain climbers (or outgoing and adventurous people in general), people who are...
  • Pros: Very sturdy construction: water, drop, crush and freeze proof, Compatible with both xD-Picture and microSD cards, Very usable LCD outdoors and indoors, Handy LED lamp (for AF assist, macro lighting and torchlight), Helpful built-in guide and help system, Perfect Shot Preview is useful to view eff...
  • Cons: No manual controls, not even long exposure or custom white balance, Slow burst mode when using full resolution, No optical image stabilization, Plastic tripod mount (!) and cramped buttons on the back, Redeye (removable via playback tool), Image overall softness, especially corners
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Waterproof, crushproof, drop proof extreme sports digital camera

Consumer Electronics Net
26 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Compact digital cameras are easy to use, output excellent quality images, and are loaded with features that can enhance the user's photographic capabilities. One thing that many compact digital cameras are not, as with most personal electronic devices these days, are sturdy.
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Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Review

Photography Review
8 September 2008
  • Conclusion: As an outdoor photographer who’s out shooting in all kinds of conditions, I think the Olympus Stylus SW cameras are really, really cool. If it seems like I am judging this camera harshly, it’s only because I want it to be awesome.
  • Pros: Waterproof and nearly indestructible, Pocket-sized, Live histogram, 28mm, real wide-angle lens – yay!, Panoramic mode (requires Olympus xD card), Boaters, cyclists, skiers, fishermen, and hunters who want to take pictures in all kinds of weather conditions., People who want a vacation camera they...
  • Cons: Too easy to get finger in front of lens, Image quality isn’t what I’d expect of a 10-megapixel camera, No mechanical image stabilization, No optical viewfinder, xD memory cards only work with Olympus and Fujifilm compact digital cameras, Mode dial rotates in pocket or case, Boaters, cyclists, ski...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
8 July 2008
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Olympus Stylus 1030SW ($399) looks like just another ultra-compact camera, albeit a very well constructed one. As it turns out, the 1030SW is anything but ordinary -- it's "everything-proof".
  • Pros: Good exposure and color, Ultra-rugged, "everything-proof" body, Wide-angle, 28 - 102 mm lens, Snappy performance, Large, sharp 2.7" LCD display with good low light visibility, Tons of scene modes, Handy Shadow Adjustment and Perfect Shot Preview features, In-camera help system and unique Guide me...
  • Cons: Soft images with heavy noise reduction and substantial blurring around the edges of the frame, Redeye a problem (but at least you can remove it later), Lens is on the "slow" side, No manual controls, Poor white balance performance in the studio (won't apply to most people), Slow full resolution c...
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Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

20 May 2008
  • Summary: This Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified. The Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is built as tough as it gets -- with waterproof capability up to 10m (33 ft).
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
12 May 2008
  • Summary: The 10.1 megapixel Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is ready to go just about everywhere you want to go with a camera. This rugged camera can handle the elements and can still look good enough for a night out on the town.
  • Pros: Rugged – waterproof, shockproof, cold proof and crush proof, LED illuminator is a nice touch for macro shots, High quality construction, Quick performance
  • Cons: Pricey, Panoramas better done on a computer since in-camera stitching results were not great, Mediocre battery life
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 10
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Olympus Stylus 1030SW Review

What Digital Camera
5 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Since its emergence in 2007, Olympus? SW series has managed to combine Shock, Water and Crush proofing within a shell that has a certain industrial charm and is by no means cumbersome
  • Pros: ‘Life-proofing’, design, noise control
  • Cons: A touch expensive, white balance, fringing
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Overall 7

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Review

LAPTOP Magazine
17 April 2008
  • Summary: You don't have to climb Mt. Olympus to appreciate the 1030 SW. Its durability and ability to capture sharp photos in a wide variety of shooting conditions makes it a versatile camera for travelers and thrill-seekers alike.
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