Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus 710 / μ700 / Mju 700
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Olympus Stylus 710
Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
Conclusion: The Stylus 710 has 7 megapixels in a stylish and somewhat sturdy all-weather body which resists scratches. Though it has nice things like a large LCD with good visibility, there always seems to be a downside to every positive thing on the Stylus 710. In this case, the LCD has low resolution. The Stylus 710 is a fast performer but its buffer fills up quickly. And while it has over 20 scene modes, that doesn't replace the functionality of manual controls.
Pros: 7 megapixels in an all-weather body, Large LCD with good visibility, Fast performance - until the buffer fills, A great big collection of scene modes, Camera guide and help
Cons: No manual controls, Slow lens (Aperture range one of the worst I've ever seen), Low resolution LCD, Sub-standard low-light focusing, Slow (for "normal" mode) and limited continuous shooting, No real optical image stabilization, Not-even-close 8 cm macro mode, Below average image quality; mainly soft photos, VGA movie mode but at sluggish 15 FPS; no zoom, focus when recording
Weather-proof camera sports 7.1 megapixel resolution
Consumer Electronics Net
17 April 2006
Excerpt: The Olympus Stylus 710 is a 7.1 megapixel point and shoot digital camera in the $349 range. It is about the size of a small cell phone and has a few unique features that set it apart from the cameras in this category, the first of which is the 7.1 megapixel image size as well as a few proprietary technologies. Specs The Stylus 710 is built around a 7.1 megapixel, 1.1cm CCD. Images are framed with a 2.5-inch, 115,000 pixel color LCD.
Excerpt: The Stylus 710 ($349) is the latest addition to Olympus' line of ultra-compact, weatherproof cameras. Being 0.8 inches thick, the 710 is the thinnest camera yet in the Stylus series. Other features on the camera include a 7.1 Megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens, 2.5" LCD display, high ISO capabilities, and a VGA movie mode.
Pros: Stylish, compact, water and scratch resistant body, Large 2.5" LCD display is visible in low light (though see issues below), Very good performance, Tons of scene modes, Support for underwater cases, Nice in-camera guide/help system, Very good software bundle
Cons: Photos have soft, fuzzy details; noticeable corner softness; poor night shot performance, Redeye a problem; built-in redeye removal software didn't help for me, No AF-assist lamp; so-so low light focusing, Digital image stabilization (aka high sensitivity mode) is no substitute for the real thing, Some, manual controls would've been nice, Unimpressive continuous shooting and movie modes, No optical viewfinder, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Can't swap memory cards whi...
Summary: The all-weather Stylus 710 is a stylish and durable digital camera that delivers premium features, advanced performance and enhanced usability in a sleek, compact point-and-shoot body that's less than one inch thick. The large 2.5-inch LCD and Bright Capture Technology dramatically improves composition, capture and review of images in low-light situations.
Excerpt: Introduced at the end of January, the Olympus Stylus 710 is a new 7.1 megapixel digital camera in the weatherproof Stylus line. The Stylus 710 was announced at the same time as the Olympus Stylus 810 (8 megapixels) and the Olympus Stylus 720SW (shockproof and waterproof 7.1 megapixels).