Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 770 SW / Stylus 770 SW
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Shockproof. Waterproof. Freezeproof. Crushproof.
30 November 2011
Summary: As far as diving goes, the Olympus Stylus 770 SW is a terrific companion. We wouldn't take it on a really deep dive, but anything that'll take you to perhaps 70 feet is apparently okay. We recommend, of course, that you observe the 33 foot depth limit, but we repeatedly took it much deeper and it never flooded.
Pros: Real diving now possible with new 33 feet depth limit, Can actually handle depths of 66 feet and more (not recommended, but we tested it), Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Optional PT-035 underwater case good for 133 feet diving, Superb wide-angle, high-res LCD, Very good underwater macro mode, LED illumination and manometer useful.
Cons: Use of underwater wide-angle modes requires practice, Strictly point & shoot, Elegant metal body easily gets scratched, Wish it'd fit into the PT-033 case, Need better handstrap for underwater use, Uses often hard-to-find xD-Picture Card
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 770SW doesn’t re-invent the wheel when it comes to digital cameras . In fact, it won’t produce the most eye-popping images either, nor will it offer you an endless list of hot features. What the Olympus Stylus 770SW does bring to the table is a great travel camera that is waterproof, compact and built with enough quality and toughness to survive a serious drop.
Excerpt: This camera is designed to be very â€œproofâ€�: Waterproof to 10m, Freezeproof to -10Â°C and Shockproof to falls from 1.5m . If you dive more than 10m, there is an underwater case PT-035 for this camera waterproof to 40m. It comes in three colours: dark blue, titanium grey, mocca brown, steel body. More: BrightCapture Technology for better low light photography works even for the underwater scene modes. The manometer records the depth and altitude for each image.
Excerpt: Olympus mju 770 SW (Olympus Stylus 770 SW in the US) is waterproof to a depth of 10m, shockproof up to a fall of 1.5m and crushproof under 100kg of weight ? this camera is 'lifeproof', but is it...
Excerpt: Those are the key aspects of the Olympus Stylus 770 SW 7.1 megapixel camera, and they’re definitely aspects to be reckoned with. The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is the world’s most durable digital camera. You can drop it from 5 feet, dunk it to 33 feet, freeze it (-10C/14F) or even try to crush it up to 220 pounds and it will still take amazing photos.
Summary: If you plan to do most of your shooting on outdoor adventures and don't want to schlep around high-end gear, the Olympus Stylus 770 SW will produce adequate snapshots and withstand all kinds of abuse. But if thrill-seeking is only a minor part of your lifestyle, you may want to buy a more capable point-and-shoot camera and encase it in a waterproof housing for the occasional walk on the wild side.
Summary: Not happy to sit on its laurel, Olympus has equipped its second generation SW digital camera, the Olympus Stylus 770 SW , with even more "toughness." We thought last year's Stylus 720 SW was built as tough
as it gets -- but the Stylus 770 SW improves upon it with waterproof capability up to 10m (33 ft); in addition, it is now also crushproof and winterized. The body is, of course, still shock proof
and can internally withstand a 5 foot fall.
Excerpt: Laptop users have always had the Panasonic Toughbooks if they needed to dash off a document in a war zone. Camera owners never have had a digicam that could take a similar beating without ending up on the scrap heap—until now. The Olympus Stylus 770SW ($379.99 USD) is not only waterproof, it’s freeze-proof, drop proof and crush proof. Want to take this baby to the top of Mt. McKinley? No problem. Feel like tossing it on the sidewalk?
Pros: Toughbook tough; 7.1MP digicam
Cons: Slow response; few manual options; expensive