Summary: I have used this camera on dozen of kayak-trips, dangling from its lanyard on my life-vest, since I bought it in 2008 and it has not shown any weaknesses. Never any issues with water-leakage or from rough care. I also find battery-life to be good.
Summary: I have owned my Olympus SW 1030 for several years, I think it is 5 years old now. I have used on numerous vacations to Mexico and a number of local hiking trips. It still works perfectly and besides the decrotive lens bezel falling off have had no issues.
Pros: Tough as nails and can attest to the 33 feet depth in water. Simple to use. Macro led light comes in handy as well. Compact and easy to carry around., Put it in your pocket and go camera, water, snow, dust, sand or occational oops it will work.
Cons: Zoom is basically useless. So if you want to take photos far away get a different camera., You have to use XD cards for all the camera features to work. Bad Olypus., The modes list is difficult to navigate and you have to remember to slect ok before the camera will allow shooting. Not so handy wh...
Summary: This is a very positive review...be warned I purchased my Olympus SW1030 (for around AUD400 - sorry I can't remember) about 18months ago. I needed it to take pictures during my outdoor lifestyle in AK and while riding a bike across Africa.
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 1030SW is the BEST affordable waterproof camera ever. The problem with Olympus is they thought they could improve on it, so they discontinued it and came out with the 8010. Bad move Olympus.
Summary: This is quote a tough camera. Handles more than what is reasonable to digital cameras (drops, water, shaking etc.). Picture quality good up to A3. One thing to be aware off. Make sure to check the seals in battery compartments regularly as the slightest dust/dirt will let water into the camera (this...
Summary: i bought this camera (june 2008) because it was waterproof and it had lots of megapixels. I like to do winter/water sports, although, ever since i moved in with my girlfriend, i don't do much of that anymore. It takes photos and videos underwater.