Summary: This was out third waterproof point and shoot camera. The first one (a Pentax Optio) is somewhere being scrubbed by the sand of Lake Michigan, and apparently some one wanted the second one (an Olympus Stylus SW720) more than we did. This one, (the Stylus SW1050) was also stolen along with my wife's purse. We seem to have bad luck in that respect with these cameras!
Pros: Good pics, easy menus, can go virtually anywhere I want to take it.
Cons: Sliding lens cover protects lens, but can cause issues if not kept perfectly clean at all times.
Summary: I really like this camera. When they say its durable and shockproof, they aren't lying. I have dropped this thing a lot already and there is yet to be a scratch on it. I took it under water and the pictures looks amazing and very clear. I would definitely suggest buying this camera if you have broken a bunch in the past like me.
Summary: This is the first digital camera I have purchased. I like to travel and wanted something durable that was in my price range, and this fit the bill. I was not aware of the sliding lens cover when I purchased it, but enjoy the feature that allows you to turn the camera on and off by simpling moving the cover up and down. I was slightly disappointed by the only 3x optical zoom and turned on the additional digital zoom after my first use.
Summary: The camera is very good quality. The pictures are beautiful, the camera functions are easy to learn, and the tap controls make life easy when its freezing outside. One thing I did not like is how long it takes for the camera to take a picture when the flash is on and the fact that the camera wants to use the flash ALL the time.. I have played with the settings and changed it to indoor lighting and still, flash comes on.
Summary: This is my second Olympus digital camera, the first being one from 5 years ago which still takes exceptional pictures even though it's been dropped from a step ladder and slid off the top of my car when I drove away not knowing it was on top. The construction of this camera is rugged and 'heavy', meaning that it is made to withstand a lot of obuse.
Summary: I bought this camera as my first digital to use while fly-fishing and skiing - I love it - all the different settings and functions helps me get good shots regardless of the light or conditions I am in - and I don't have to worry about getting it wet or dropping it - I wasn't sure if I would like the slide on and off lens cover but I do - it is an easy way to turn the camera on and off and protects the lens face - I like the pocket size and weight - I like the ability to...