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5.3 out of 10

Olympus µ 850 SW

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Overall 5

Olympus mju 850SW

Jacekpi, CNET
9 May 2012
  • Summary: I dont like this camera.
  • Pros: It is solid.
  • Cons: Almost everything.
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Overall 6

Allright on the night.

Mr D R Russell, Amazon
3 January 2015
  • Summary: The camera purchased had been used more than was indicated as ex bankrupt/warehouse/distributor stock but the sellers - Snap it Up - came up trumps and rectified the misunderstanding quickly and efficiently. The camera comes with a serious specification offering a range of excellent options for the serious or fun photographer and the underwater facility gives some seriously good shots.
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Overall 10

Awesome Tuff little Camera

kevin Davidson, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: It took me five years to destroy this camera. I liked it so much I have replaced it with its 2013 equivalent. This camera took part in rock climbing, mountain biking, Underwater swimming, and loads of other outdoor stuff. I believe it was even dropped from the top of the roaches (Rock climbing crag in the peak district) by my brother in law (that didn't break it). It took a total battering and put up an awesome fight. I'd recommend this camera.
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Overall 10


mrandmrssilly, Amazon
17 June 2011
  • Summary: This camera can do everything I need it to do. It has many, many different settings. It has been dropped my kids countless times and still working. Definitely the best camera I have ever bought!!!!
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Overall 8

Three years later still love this camera!

B, Amazon
18 May 2011
  • Summary: I have to say this has been a huge success. It takes beautful quality pictures for a small, non-professional camera. It has withstood many drops and dampenings (I haven't submerged it but feel confident enough to take it in the sea and out in boats). I daresay the newer ones of this model are even better but ours has lasted well. I only wish cameras were supplied with a case like they used to be!
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Overall 2

Worst Camera Ever!

A. Barefoot, Amazon
13 November 2009
  • Summary: Took this camera (Olympus Mju 850SW Digital Camera - Starry Silver (8.0MP, 3x Digital Zoom) 2.5" LCD ) in the sea for the first time on my gap year and as soon as I got out the sea the camera instantly stopped working - the screen crashed and so I was left to continue my gap year without a camera - I will never buy another Olympus camera again because of this!! When it says waterproof on the front of the camera it really means put it in water and I'll never work again!
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Overall 10

It doesn't float

Euryale, Amazon
8 May 2009
  • Summary: Which is a shame, because I dropped it in the sea :o( Otherwise it's a brilliant camera that can be taken anywhere. It produces crisp clear photos and has survived me dropping it (often) kicking it and skiing over it, with regular salt water soakings thrown in. Easy to use, it has allowed me to snatch excellent pictures and video clips when I should have been concentrating on more important things. I'm going to buy another one!
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Overall 4

two cameras leaked

Mr. Philip G. Smart, Amazon
2 April 2009
  • Summary: I have had 2 of these cameras replaced/repaired in a year as they both leaked at ARM depth, never mind 3 metres. When the owner manual states "if water gets in to the battery compartment dry it out". Not a very practical solution with sea water as salt will never dry out properly. One has to wonder if it really is what it says it is.
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Overall 2

Do not trust all the hype!!

M. Brown, Amazon
24 March 2009
  • Summary: If you are surprised at this statement then you will be interested to know that an olympus guarantee can be worth as little as the paper it is written on. My daughter bought an mju 850 which was 'waterproof to 3 metres and shockproof if dropped from 1.5 metres'....forget it! They weren't interested when it leaked water whilst she was snorkeling, they didn't believe their camera could possibly malfunction.
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Overall 10


DefectiveStoat, Amazon
18 March 2009
  • Summary: Awesome camera. Some idiot here states that the advert is misleading as it doesn't get scuffed. Dude, it isn't made of diamond. The camera is very durable and rugged- survived many drunken nights out and the accompanying falls and beer-dunks. Takes a great picture, sharp, great detail, little to no distortion. Turns on fast. only slight complaint is that the focus is slow in the dark but that is a minor trade off in my opinion.
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