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Olympus-stylus-550wp.4358313
5.0 out of 10

Olympus Stylus 550WP

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Overall 8
8.0

recreational camera, good pictures in adverse conditions

tom quartz, Amazon
12 June 2012
  • Summary: i also carried this camera in costa rica, and i have to say, i dont have any of the problems the low rating reviewers have except for, after 6 months use, battery only holding charge for less than an hour. so im on here shopping for a new battery. wondering if the newer batteries are compatable.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

theswabbie30, Photography Review
31 January 2011
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

theswabbie30, Photography Review
31 January 2011
  • Summary: I fish in salt water a lot and hang this little camera on the throttle housing. I can say it takes a beating from the salt water spray and the pounding of the boat through the waves. The quality is not the greatest but for what most of us fishermen and hunters is does great. Here is a little movie I took of my grandson on Mosquito Lagoon, FL http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value, issue but Olympus took care of issue

JB4kids, Amazon
2 January 2011
  • Summary: I purchaced this camera less than a year ago, took it on vacation and got several good snorkling pictures. Picture quality was good, worked well. I ran out of battery life on the snorkling trips but took several hunderd pictures so more battery would have been nice but it was reasonable. I went on another vacation and went snorkling again, got several shots then the camera stopped working. Would not power on, may have been a leaking issue.
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Overall 8
8.0

Manually choose Setting = Good Photos

JK, Amazon
18 October 2010
  • Summary: I read a lot of reviews that said the picture quality was very grainy and white washed. I bought one anyway and my first pictures were very bad. I tried changing the setting and found this camera takes really good pictures. I use mine mostly outside and use the appropriate setting and really like the photos. Interior pictures are pretty good as well. If you leave the camera on iPhoto setting you get below average pictures. I have had my camera for roughly one year.
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Overall 8
8.0

fun underewater

itztyree, Ebay
9 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for the kids to play in the pool. It takes clear pictures and works well. I just wish it had a stronger optical zoom. It only offers a 3x zoom, but most underwater cameras under $300 only offer a 5x optical zoom at best. That being said it was worth every penny!
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Overall 8
8.0

Survived very rough conditions in Costa Rica...

Kale is Amazing, Amazon
3 June 2010
  • Summary: I took this camera on a field biology expedition to Costa Rica. I admit I didn't really use it for underwater photography, because visibility is crummy in the Pacific side of CR. However, I was looking for something that would be ok through rain, sweat, mud, and other harsh conditions. This camera did not disappoint on that front. It got dropped in the ocean while unpacking the boats. It got rained on often.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera with limited memory card support

sweetgrl82, Ebay
28 February 2010
  • Summary: This camera was recently released by Olympus, takes great pictures both as an underwater camera and a point-and-shoot, can pass for a normal point-and-shoot, and has a metal casing. The only reason for its low $100 average selling price is because it uses xD pictures cards. Olympus has now moved on to using SD cards instead. The max size of the Olympus xD card is 2gb. You could get an xD to micro sd adapter and bump up the storage space to 4gb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera with limited memory card support

sweetgrl82, Ebay
28 February 2010
  • Summary: This camera was recently released by Olympus, takes great pictures both as an underwater camera and a point-and-shoot, can pass for a normal point-and-shoot, and has a metal casing. The only reason for its low $100 average selling price is because it uses xD pictures cards. Olympus has now moved on to using SD cards instead. The max size of the Olympus xD card is 2gb. You could get an xD to micro sd adapter and bump up the storage space to 4gb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Slow

Kerwinm12345, Amazon
14 February 2010
  • Summary: I do love this camera for a variety of reasons, but the one thing that really irks me about it is the time between when you press the button and when it takes the picture- it's annoyingly long...
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