Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW
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Good choice for butterfingers
D. King, Amazon
18 March 2007
Summary: My last compact digital camera was a Canon SD700IS. It took much better pictures than the Olympus 720SW, until I accidentally dropped it and it busted to pieces. The compact digital camera before that was an Olympus that got wet and died when my sailboat capsized. Now I have a 720SW that has not gotten wet yet, but it has been dropped at least once, and it still works. In good light, it takes excellent pictures.
Summary: Just came back from snorkeling. Nice thing about this camera is that it is campact and waterproof, and it takes decent pictures. However, it is hard to see the LCD underwater, and it is hard to get a steady shot. The lens is poorly positioned, and your finger easily finds its way into the image. The battery doesn't last very long. Now it starts making very weak clicking sound when it is turned on and standing by, as if it is keep trying to sense and adjusting itself.
Summary: I got this camera for vacation shots. I have owned many digital cameras before, from cheap point-and-shoot to pro DSLR. The Olympus has some very unique features that you have to love - waterproof is #1. Take it in the pool, in the ocean - makes nice snorkeling pictures, too! And it is really tough built, that's great. It takes 7MP pictures, so you can crop them later and still get a good resolution print.
Summary: This is an OK camera but the results are disappointing. Yes it's tough and waterproof and that's why I bought it (for skiing, mountain biking etc) but you sacrfice a fair amount of image quality. See below... Also, the functionality is far less intuitive than Canon cameras, and the software is really crap. PLUS my charger doesn't work.
Pros: Well it's allegedly a rugged beast (not that I have dropped it to find out)., It's fairly small and looks nice., Adequate LCD, That's about it.
Cons: Plenty:, Serious distortion at the 'wide' setting which I think is about 38mm. Same as most compacts but it's certainly not really wide angle and distortion should not be present - and it's very pronounced., Images are soft, and very soft at the corners and edges., Images lack contrast and colour., Images are noisy., AF is slow., Functions are not intuitive and navigation is not great.
Summary: There are several great features offered by this camera.. BUT I wanted a waterproof camera to take photos outdoors, boating, fishing, at the pool and beach in sunlight. The default shooting mode for this camera is "portrait mode" that is very poor for these situations. There are options to select better settings for "sport", "beach" etc. but it takes a few clicks on multiple buttons to get to them.
Summary: On the search for the ultimate ultracompact digital camera ive owned the popular Canon SD600 elph, the ultra portable Sony T9, and finally the Olympus 720sw. If any of these cameras are on your list of choices then read on... Image quality: Of the three cameras the Canon SD600 wins hands down, followed shortly by the Sony T9. If excellent quality photos are a must for you then the Olympus might not be the best choice.
Excerpt: Las imágenes son en extremo ruidosas, hasta en ISO 100 puede apreciarse esto! me extraña para ser una cámara de la prestigiosa marca Olympus, esperaba mucho mucho más de ella, los siete megapíxeles solo sirven para hacer más grande una imagen de mala calidad. La infinidad de modos con que cuenta no es más que una pantalla para "justificar" su costo, alto para mi gusto y más en mi país.
CAMARA DESCARTBLE,ES UN MODELO EXPERIMENTAL. OBSOLETA
RAFAEL CABRAL, quesabesde.com
31 August 2008
Excerpt: La olympus 720 SW,pese que era una todo terreno , yo mismo se la recomende a todo el mundo. saque muy lindas fotos de excelente calidad y muy buenos videos hasta con sonido debajo de agua ,pero me equivoque me di cuenta que es una camara descartable. les cuento que a mi camara le entro unas gotas de agua el el compartimiento de la bateria,entonces la lleve a revisar al distribuidor autorizado olympus en argentina.
Summary: a mi me han regalado la olympus mju 720 y la verdad esq hace unos videos y fotos debajo del agua estupendos, pero yo he tenido un problema y es q a los 15 dias de utilizarla me empezo a fallar y se apagaba y se encendia sola, la lleve al servicio tecnico de olympus y me han dicho que la camara está oxidada y que no tiene reparación y claro me han dicho que ha sido por mal uso y yo estoy segura de que no he echo mal uso de la camara, pero claro al ser irreparable ellos se...