Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 1050 SW / Stylus 1050 SW / µ 1050SW
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Reliable but bring lots of batteries!
C. Benner "- Email Junkie", Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: I've owned mine for a couple years now and I can say it's reliable for lasting through the dust, water and a couple shocks.. But overall I'm not happy with the camera. On the automatic setting, the flash is over bearing and it takes photos that are too white. It's a slow camera too.
Summary: It has held up to water exposure. Image quality isn't great. Camera processes slow. I do not like the slide/lens cover, it is falling apart. Sometimes I will just slip the camera into my pocket while I am out fishing and the camera inadvertently gets turned on and off from the slide cover opening...
Tap control makes life very difficult in cold weather
Alan R. Light, Amazon
30 November 2010
Summary: I have bought three Olympus Stylus rugged cameras, the 1000, 1030, and 1050. The first two had both advantages and disadvantages, the 1050 had primarily disadvantages - especially the tap control.
Water leaked in, camera failed, Olympus didn't want to honor warranty
7 January 2010
Summary: Pros; decent photos, simple enough to use, intuitive controls, waterproof(maybe) Cons; sliding lens cover moves in bag or pocket turning on camera and leads to dead battery. not easy to see viewfinder when snorkeling. I treated this camera with much TLC.
Summary: What I like about this camera is its underwater functions and the outlook. But it doesn't take very clear pictures as compared to my current Kodak EasyShare V550 5.0MP. A 12MP is not as clear as a 5MP? I'm surprised! But for a moderate user who want a point and shoot camera, this is good enough.
Summary: I'm new to this camera, and I'm used to using a Cannon 50D. I bought this camera because the 50D is just too big to lug around, and I'm afraid of dropping it in the water. So far, I haven't gotten any of the pictures from the camera to my computer. More on that in a bit. The good: 1. Small 2.
Summary: Tough camera that works well in difficult conditions. It does have a considerable delay that makes action shots difficult. Good value compared to other similar cameras. Does not have a view finder in addition to screen.
Summary: I took this camera with me on a 3 week trip through Europe. I was very happy with how this camera worked. The panoramic picture feature is very cool. It did take a while to play with the settings and figure out how to get the best picture, so at first my pictures were a little blurry.
Summary: This is a good camera for outdoor photography but it does have some design flaws. I bought this camera for my trip to the Grand Canyon and also took along my Canon Rebel xti for the dry hikes when I wasn't running rapids.
Summary: I decided to get this camera after breaking two lovely caseo cameras in a row. How did they break? Trying to take a timed shot--I placed the camera on a shelf and because it's slightly top heavy, and it keeled over and smashed both times. Well, finally learned my lesson!