Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW
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Waterproof camera in an even more waterproof case
30 November 2011
Summary: Olympus gets major kudos for offering this awesome combo of a camera that is waterproof enough so you never have to worry about taking it swimming or even snorkeling AND an intelligently case designed for it that extends operation down to a depth of 133 feet, the recommended limit for recreational...
Pros: Use it up to an hour in 10 feet of water, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops, Optional PT-033 underwater case good for 133 feet diving, Sleek and elegant just like a regular digital camera
Cons: Strictly point & shoot, Use of underwater wide-angle modes requires practice, Not many special features, Uses often hard-to-find xD-Picture Card
Conclusion: Waterproof and shockproof, the Olympus Stylus 720SW has 7 megapixels, a large 2.5 inch LCD and an internal 3x lens. The Stylus 720SW is the first digital camera to be shockproof - surviving drops of up to 1.5 m. There are pros and cons of this camera.
Pros: 7 megapixels in a waterproof and shockproof body, Large LCD which is visible outdoors and indoors, Extremely high-speed continuous shooting (though at lower resolutions only), Many scene modes, High ISO capabilities; useable till ISO 400, Good image quality
Cons: No manual controls, LCD resolution is low, Slow (for "normal" continuous shooting) and limited continuous shooting, No optical image stabilization, Not-close 7 cm macro mode, Performance lagging behind competition; could be faster and better, Movies at only 15 FPS, no zoom or focus, Above average...
Conclusion: The zoom range on the camera is not the largest on the market be very sufficient and efficient with a quick response for zooming in and out. And considering that the zoom is in-built it is quite remarkable what Olympus have achieved.
Summary: There are very few cameras you’d feel confident about giving to a child on the beach to take pictures with and return it unharmed. This is definitely one of them, and it takes lovely shoots to boot.
Pros: Great looks, Good results in good light, Incredibly solid, Pretty nippy to boot
Cons: Controls may be tough, but there are a couple of handling issues in terms of button usage
Excerpt: The Olympus Stylus 720 SW is a super sturdy, compact digital camera designed with the active outdoor photographer in mind. It has a 7.1-megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD display, and it's waterproof and shockproof so you can take it almost anywhere without worrying about...
Summary: Whatever your sports or preferred activities,
the Olympus Stylus 720 SW is built as tough
as it gets and delivers great results. Take it
to the beach, boating, hiking, skiing, traveling
-- wherever your adventurous spirit takes you
-- without undue concern about bumps, knocks,
rain, mud, sand or...
Summary: The Stylus 720 SW can withstand a 5-foot drop, shoot under water up to 10 feet, and combines light, durable body construction and shock-absorbing materials throughout the interior. The stylish and compact Stylus 720 SW offers 7.1 megapixels of resolution, a 3x internal zooming lens, 2.5" LCD, Bright...
Conclusion: In terms of features and picture quality the Olympus MJU 720SW is a pretty standard digital camera. The fact that it is waterproof to a depth of 3m and shockproof from a height of 1.5m makes it stand out from the rest.
Summary: : The Olympus Stylus / Mju 720SW has a LOT going for it, and would be especially suited to someone who wants to take their camera with them everywhere they go, especially if they're prone to dropping things, getting things wet, getting things dusty.
Pros: Waterproof, World's only shock-proof digital camera, Dust proof, Very compact, Very Stylish, In camera editing (red-eye removal, contrast, sharpness etc), Digital Image Stabilisation mode (ISO upto 1600 at full resolution), Available light modes (ISO upto 2500 at 3mp), Very good exposure / meteri...
Cons: Advanced manual is on CD, Low screen resolution (115k pixels), Doesn't feature custom white balance, Panoramic mode only available with Olympus xD cards!, Lacks picture options of other Olympus cameras, i.e Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness instead you'll need to use one of the scene modes, or the ...