Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 1050 SW / Stylus 1050 SW / µ 1050SW
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Tough and handy, but too much noise
Cap'n Rob, Amazon
2 September 2012
Summary: I waivered between 2 and 3 stars, initially deciding on the former. This camera has some great strengths--tap control, water resistance, cold and heat resistance, impact resistance. However, the photos it takes have too much noise. They are so grainy. The camera also takes so long to focus sometimes. I would not buy this product again.
If you don't want to miss a thing, this camera's not for you.
20 March 2010
Summary: I had purchased this camera a few months ago due to the shockproof characteristic, however I'm now buying a new camera because the lag when taking a picture is so slow that I feel it misses everything. Almost not even worth the extra shockproof/waterproof capabilities.
Summary: OK, it isn't a professional camera. But having carried it all over the world, I can say it has survived drops, smashes in luggage bins, duststorms in the desert, and underwater during a heavy squall in Belize. Picture quality is outstanding, and it fits in a shirt pocket. I'm exceptionally happy with it.
Summary: They claim: "The Stylus 1050 SW performs as well under water as it does on land because its lightweight, aluminum exterior is matched with interior rubber gaskets and O-rings to seal out the elements. It can take photos while being fully submerged to depths of approximately 10 feet (3 meters). The inclusion of a preset underwater scene mode makes the Stylus 1050 SW perfect for snorkeling or a day in the pool.
Summary: There are many reviews about slow shutter but I wanted to add my experience. The shutter is so slow that the camera simply cannot be used for shots of moving scenes. I was trying to take a picture of my wife on the teacups at Disneyland. Of the 15 pictures I took, the only one that does not show her back is the one I took before the ride started. The camera is also hard to use in sunlight and is quite prone to out of focus pictures. I had a Canon before this.
Summary: I wanted to like this camera. I wanted to like it so very, very much. The design and the features sounded amazing. The camera looks great, it's light, feels sturdy, and I fully believe that it would do great underwater or survive the kind of fall that would cause other cameras to disintegrate. Frankly, I was drooling over the prospect of having one to use. Seriously; it sounded like the 007 of cameras.
Summary: Had this camera for about 2 months now. The waterproof feature makes it fun, and it's great to take pool pictures, lake pictures, etc. and not worry about water. It's fun to watch people freak out when you toss it in the pool and then dive in. Tested at 10' of water, and no problems. However - this camera is only good for water play. The pictures are not great.
Summary: I purchased this camera to use for video and stills on a snowboarding holiday. It seems rugged enough but the video quality is very poor especially in snow where dark objects (ie people on a ski slope) cause lines of artifact across the whole image. Stills were acceptable but not as good as my 2 year old casio exilm which is only 7.2MP. Excellent customer service from amazon who gave me a full refund for unacceptable quality.