Excerpt: If your rambles take you through adverse terrain and extreme climate (or if you're just generally clumsy), having a digicam like the 850 SW is a definite plus. Why? Because it's shockproof and waterproof. While such ruggedness is great, are the pictures good enough? We got an opportunity to test the Olympus 850 SW in some interesting conditions, and here’s what we found.
Conclusion: I see the Olympus MJU 850 SW as a camera that you can use just about anywhere. The picture quality could be better, so it's more likely to appeal to someone who is after a snapshot camera they can have fun with rather than one that will produce the perfect picture.
Conclusion: It takes decent pictures, is easy to use, is likely to survive most things better than the person holding it and given all the above, is actually very reasonably priced to boot. As a combination, that is actually a pretty compelling one.
Excerpt: You may have seen the Mju 850sw on television being mistreated by a toddler and a dog. It gets thrown about, covered in water and used as a hammer and still manages to operate without a hitch. The Olympus is proudly shock and waterproof so if you're a clumsy butter fingers then this might be the camera for you. Admittedly it's only waterproof to 3m but that's still quite some depth.
Excerpt: Die µ 850 SW von Olympus ist eine Digitalkamera für Unternehmungslustige und Familien. Sie ist nicht nur bis drei Meter Tiefe wasserdicht, sondern übersteht auch Stürze aus 1,5 Metern Höhe unbeschadet. Netzwelt hat es überprüft.