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Olympus mju 1050 SW / Stylus 1050 SW / µ 1050SW

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Overall 5

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

PC Magazine
27 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Waterproofing, ruggedizing, and a unique "tap-control" feature don't make up for subpar image quality and long shutter lag in this Olympus point-and-shooter.
  • Pros: Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof. Built-in accelerometer and "tap controls" let you activate some features by tapping. Descriptive menus and features are very intuitive and helpful for beginners.
  • Cons: Long shutter delay. Long wait time between shots. Sharpness weakens at image edges. Noticeable color fringing. ISO speeds 400 to 1600 are very noisy. LCD shows significant motion blur.
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Overall 7

Tough but a little on the slow side.

Good Gear Guide.au
23 July 2009
  • Summary: Unfortunately the Tough 1050SW is a bit of a step backwards in the otherwise excellent tough series. Its extreme levels of haloing are problematic and the overall performance is downright slow. The tap control system is pretty innovative, however, and the pictures are good aside from the chromatic aberration.
  • Pros: 3m waterproof and 1.5m shockproof, can survive in low temperatures, tap controls
  • Cons: Lots of chromatic aberration, extremely slow shot-to-shot and burst modes
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Overall 6
Design 8
Value for money 6
Features 6
Picture quality 6
Overall quality 6
Photo quality - landscapes 6
Photo quality - macro 8
Photo quality - portraits 8
Photo quality - low light 4
Photo quality - sports 6

Olympus µ-1050 SW

24 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The 1050SW is a tough and smart little camera, but its somewhat crude and complicated operation, basic lens and lack of image stabilisation count against it.
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Overall 6

Olympus µ 1050 SW

2 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Avant tout destiné aux baroudeurs, cet appareil photo numérique est en premier lieu assez fin (2,3 centimètres) et plutôt léger (152 grammes). Les points d’originalité de l' Olympus mju 1050 SW sont sa résistance aux chutes jusqu’à 1,5 mètres, sont étanchéité jusqu’à 3 mètres et sa capacité à supporter des températures jusqu’à -10°C.
  • Pros: caractéristiques tropicalisées, manipulation en tapotant, capteur 10,7 millions de pixels.
  • Cons: zoom insuffisant, stabilisateur numérique et non optique, n’accepte que les cartes xD et micro SD.
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