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Olympus µ 1030 SW / Stylus 1030 SW
4.6 out of 10

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

digitalcameraroundup.com
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
8.8
Value for money 9
9.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Olympus Tough 1030SW Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
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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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1030SW Review

What Digital Camera
1 April 2009
  • 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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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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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1030SW

PC Magazine
21 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The tough, waterproof Olympus Stylus 1030SW takes terrific pictures in practically any situation including treacherous weather or terrain, but if you're looking for speed, you may be disappointed by significant shutter lag and recycle times.
  • Pros: Rugged and waterproof. Takes underwater pictures and video. Terrific image quality.
  • Cons: Significant shutter lag and long recycle times between shots. Uses xD-Picture Cards, which are limited to 2GB storage. (Can use microSD cards too but requires an adapter to do so.) Watch the Olympus Stylus 1030SW Video Review!
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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

Photoxels
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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Overall 7
7.0

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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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
3 April 2008
  • Summary: Designed for adventurers users worldwide, Olympus has unleashed the 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1030 SW, the toughest point-and-shoot camera in the world. This shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof model builds on the Olympus Stylus SW series, which has a reputation of delivering...
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