Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 720 SW / Stylus 720 SW
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9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have had two of these now--One I lost one in the river--loved it so much-- just replaced it! I like the easy set-up and functionality of the camera. The video fuction is wonderful for those fun moments you what to capture live!! The quality of the picture once printed is amazing. The download and storage program is easy to use and a great tool to customize any picture! I am very happy with my purchase!
Excerpt: I have been pretty happy with the olympus stylus 720 SW digital camera. We have had a couple of problems, but have been able to work through them. We purchased it a few weeks prior to a vacation to Hawaii and were excited for its underwater picture capabilities. We actually went to the lake that weekend and used it without any problems, but then during our trip to Hawaii some water managed to get in behind the lense despite following manufacturer recommendations.
Excerpt: The three most important things to consider while buying a regular point and shoot is, ease of use, image quality and looks. So while they're quite a few hundred of point and shoots that fit in with those aspects, this particular piece actually excels in all those departments. I was in the market to look for a sturdy camera, which shot good pictures.
Excerpt: I really like this camera...and I've had it for over 2 years now. It is lightweight, functional, easy to download pictures from, stylish, small and takes good photos. My only issue is that the zoom is not very good. I have had absolutely no issues with it not working or being too fragile (one of the features of it is that it is shock-proof). I have not tried it under water (another one of the features), I'm too afraid that when I do it will stop working for some...
Excerpt: I have really enjoyed my camera until it broke. I am the mother of a 6 month old, and take non-stop pictures. The only problem that I had with the camera is that it is super fragile. I kept the camera in the baby bag or purse when not using, and just the josiling it received in those bags was enough to make the lens motor stop working. After calling Olympus, they fixed the camera. Otherwise, GREAT CAMERA. Takes beautiful pictures once you put it in the right setting.
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 South Africa & kayaking 400km down the mighty Orange River in Lesotho & South Africa, swimming in swimming pools, lakes and rivers.
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). I am very active with my camera and take it almost everywhere with me and besides ruining my other camera in the water, it was already pretty banged up from being shoved in pockets, purses, backpacks and cars so I decided to shop for...
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 pics but doesn't take up too much room on my memory card.
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 with it.