Summary: I've had my Olympus U725SW for between 5 & 6 years now and used it in all kinds of situations. I've used it roaring down the rapids while river rafting on Java Island, Indonesia, snorkling and swimming on a number of islands in Indonesia, roaring on a river boat in Borneo, canoeing down rivers in...
Pros: It's taken the toughest treatment I would expect from anything, in fact more, and it has just kept going, so rugged must be up there amongst its strongest features. waterproof it surely is., The body is strong and rugged and can take a beating.
Cons: Zoom is only 3.0X Optical., On/Off button is not easily accessible under difficult circumstances., The function selection is difficult under "action" circumstances.
Summary: I bought this camera after I accidently threw our canon powershot in the pool and needed to replace it. (it was inside a bag of snorkeling gear we had just taken to the beach and I didn't realize it until it was already in the water).
Pros: Definitely durable. I have owned it almost a year and it has been through a lot plus dropped 2x. There are only minor scratches on it., I am happy with the pictures it takes. They are great for my purposes. I usually keep the image quality set to SQ1 (2560 X 1920) which has produced good quality ...
Cons: I like to use the digital zoom on it, but for some reason it shuts itself off each time I shut the camera off. It is a pain to have to go back into the menu and turn it back on every time I want to use it. I would give this camera a 5 star rating if it weren't for the digital zoom issue I have wi...
Summary: This camera does everything it says; yes, it's waterproof and I was very uneasy taking a digital camera into the water for the first time!! Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars: it is as slow as every other digital camera I've owned as far as focusing, multiple flashes, and then actually shooting.
Durable, Practical, Great Pics. Poor Zoom and Action Shots.
Raul Felix, Amazon
10 February 2007
Summary: I opted for the Olympus Stylus 720 SW after destroying my previous digital camera falling into the pool drunk. After much searching through Amazon I came across this beauty. This camera is really durable and reliable.
Summary: There's a lot to love about this camera. Took it on vacation to Maui where we snorkeled daily. Some thoughts: All the underwater shots needed fixing - white balance especially but also brightness and contrast. Same with movies. Above water shots were fine - very nice usually. Love the movie mode.
Summary: I purchased this camera because I saw the what it could do compared to my camera. Another couple on vacation had it and I saw their pictures taken at the same time, same location and was astounded.
Summary: Was very excited to see this waterproof/shockproof version and I'm STILL excited about this camera! I went fishing in the river every day/otherday, which involves hiking through water and slipping and falling in and bumping rocks -- this camera is still kickin as wonderfully as the first day I...
Overall good camera, but there are tradeoffs when comparing it to others on the market
C. Lo, Amazon
9 January 2007
Summary: This is the 4th digital camera I've owned, and the previous three I owned included two Minoltas and an Olympus. My husband before meeting me also owned an early Kodak digital. And I have a lot of friends who own the Canon PowerShot so I would think I'm semi-savvy about the aim and shoot digital...