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Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW
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Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW

Less than 0.8“ thick, this versatile, compact digital camera is Read more

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Up to 1.5 m (under Olympus' testing conditions)
Equivalent to IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX8 (3m)
Image Sensor
7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 megapixel gross, 1/2.33" CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
6.7 - 20.1mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 10 lenses in 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses
3x Optical + 5x Digital; 15 Total Seamless Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Wide: F3.5; Tele: F5.0
2.5" (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: 19.7" - infinity (0.5m - infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec. - 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene Mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Multi-Pattern, Spot Metering
White Balance Control
Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
3,072 x 2,304, SHQ/HQ
Shooting Modes
28 Shooting Modes; Auto, Program Auto, Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro, Under Water Snapshot, Movie)
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Continuous Shooting
High speed: 3.7 frames per second up to 11 frames in HQ mode
Movie Mode
QuickTime® Movie with Sound: 640x480/15fps, SHQ; 320x240/15 fps, HQ; 160x120/15fps, SQ
Image Processing
TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor
Pixel Mapping
Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Candle, Available Light Portrait, Sunset and Fireworks scenes
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Black & White, Sepia, Resize, Rotation, Red-Eye Fix, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar Movie: Frame Index
Direct Printing Options
PictBridge and DPOF
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and back lit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Working Range
Wide: 12.5ft (3.8m), Tele: 8.5ft (2.6m)
12 Seconds/Auto
Setting Memorization
On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar
Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
19.1 MB internal memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB or 1GB)
Outer Connectors
Multi-terminal (USB connecter, Audio/Video output, DC input*) *Optional connector is required.
Auto-Connect USB
2.0 Full Speed (USB mass storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB:
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° ? 104°F (0° - 40°C), 30% - 90% humidity
Power Source
Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (Li-40B or Li-42B), AC Adapter (E-7AC) with optional CB-MA1 DC coupler
3.6" W x 2.3" H x 0.78" D (91mm x 58.7mm x 19.8mm)
5.3 oz. (149g) without battery and media card
Release Date
First seen
15 April 2006