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Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW
4.2 out of 10

Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW

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

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW

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Overall 6
6.0

Don't use as "fancy camera"

RK, Amazon
3 September 2007
  • Summary: I figure it's the perfect present for someone you don't like very much. Really. Very frustrating to learn and get used to. If you keep the resolution low, like for e-mailing, it makes an ok point and shoot. Otherwise, the multiple features only get in the way.
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Overall 6
6.0

My next camera will not be an Olympus.

Queen of Monkeys, Amazon
29 May 2007
  • Summary: I own the Olympus Stylus 720 SW, and while it is virtually indestructible (good for clumsy folks like myself) the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired. The gadgets and settings might fool you into thinking this is the best camera for your $$$, but they don't really do much for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good choice for butterfingers

D. King, Amazon
21 May 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

nice but not perfect

Jun Zhong, Amazon
21 May 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a serious camera.

William Braden, Amazon
21 May 2007
  • Summary: I have a Canon sd500 and a Canon XTi. I got this camera to use in the water. It is indeed waterproof, very compact, easy to use. The lens is internal and well-protected by a little metal shield when the camera is off. It goes up to ISO 1600 but the noise is obvious even at 800.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice camera but not for the beginning photographer

FishNerd, Amazon
3 January 2007
  • Summary: Takes nice pictures with a lot of practice. I like that it has preset scene selections to help get a good picture but found that I needed to take a lot, to get one really clear picture. My Sony Cybershot almost always takes really great clear pictures on the first try.
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Overall 6
6.0

Unique P&S

Nightingales, Amazon
9 December 2006
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
14 June 2006
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
14 June 2006
  • 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...
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not save settings

G. Taylor, Amazon
17 May 2006
  • 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.
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