Reviews and Problems with Olympus µ 1030 SW / Stylus 1030 SW
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Be careful with this "rugged" camera...
4 October 2013
Summary: I read several reviews before buying it about it getting water in it. I still bought it. I had it in my hand as I was swimming in a river. I climbed on to a rock to take some photos but every time I turned it on, it kept telling my battery door was open. It wasn't open. I triple checked.
Summary: I bought the camera with the hope that it would still have the ability to remain waterproof to some extent. I used it one day and it got wet, but I did not keep it submerged for long or go deeper then a couple of feet.
Summary: I purchased this in April 2008 from amazon and have since taken it in/on/under snow, sand, 20 feet deep in the ocean; its been dropped on the ground, in punch bowls, on dance floors. Ive always had the silicone bumper case for extra protection & washed it with fresh water after.
Mediocre and dislike the proprietary cable and XDcard
James Cornes "Gadget Man", Amazon
29 September 2010
Summary: I loved the ruggedness of this camera but the lens is not good for land based pics. Underwater pics are great. I really dislike the fact that Olympus is trying to make an extra buck by having a proprietary cable connector rather than a mini usb and they have joined the club with Sony on the...
Summary: The camera is durable as my wife found out when she dropped it out of her lap exiting the car. I love to show off it's waterproof by dropping it in a glass of water in front of friends (make sure everything is closed). It takes great pictures, but my gosh, you better have a steady hand.
Summary: I've had great fun with this camera in pools, rivers, lakes, hot springs and oceans for just over a year. Yep, just long enough for the warranty to run out. I researched this camera quite a bit before buying it and at the time the main problems mentioned in online forums seemed to be about...
The ideal knockabout travelling camera, except for two problems.
M. C. Corcoran "Corky", Amazon
7 February 2009
Summary: I purchased this to be the camera I could finally just stick in my pocket or pack and be gone. No other has been able to take the abuse. And it's very, very good, including features and optional on-camera guides to effects. The problems have to do with use as a travelling camera.
1030 SW great idea, failed after a week of heavy use
James Kirchhoffer, Amazon
20 January 2009
Summary: I used my 1030 SW as backup for a digital SLR during a once in a lifetime cruise through the Galapagos. Picture quality good for P&S; after 4 one hour trips in the water, the camera failed. It turned on and off, but would not take pictures and the LCD screen did not work.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my old powershot SD700, which broke when it was dropped onto a carpeted floor from a height of maybe 4 feet. Overall, I'm happy with the Olympus, but it falls short of my SD700 in a few areas. Pros: - The Olympus is smaller than I expected.
Pros: I find the picture/video quality to be pretty good. Its a slim camera that obviously feels very durable. The zoom isn't that bad considered its all internal.
Cons: I went diving in the Bahamas with this thing, and it broke within 10ft of depth (rated to 33ft). I had to send it back to get fixed (pay for shipping), and had to buy a new battery which wasn't covered under the warranty. So beware. It seems to be working fine though now.