Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 770 SW / Stylus 770 SW
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not as durable as led to believe
Ted Lifset, Amazon
28 August 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera for its all around durability - waterproof, drop-proof, freeze-proof, idiot-proof. Just what I thought I needed for a two week rafting trip in the depths of Alaska. It held up fine for those two weeks but I guess it didn't appreciate returning to civilization as much as I did. It no longer wanted to focus properly, and some sand entered the lens area that just royally fouled up the sliding cover.
Summary: I love my waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, lifeproof camera. I enjoy kayaking, fishing, and skiing and prefer to have a camera with me that I don't have to worry about while I'm on the water or could possibly crash and crush the camera. I've taken many under-water photos and have never had it leak. It's important to read the directions on proper care: the seals need to be clean in order for them to work properly and to keep water out of the camera.
Pros: The durability of this camera is a top strength; I've dropped my camera too many times to count and it continues to work flawlessly. Also, having underwater capabilities means that I can take photos in more situations and without a bulky camera casing., The photos I've taken while outside with full light come out superb. This camera is capable of taking very beautiful photos under the right lighting conditions.
Cons: I've had limited success with the quality of under-water photos. The camera seems to have a harder time focusing on what you want it to, which can get frustrating., It also has a long delay between time you push the button and when the camera actually takes the photo; this can be irritating when trying to take photos of moving things, like fish!, Another weakness is the quality of indoor and low-light photos. Don't expect to get great shots in those conditions.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 4 years now. I have took it camping in the Rockys, to combat in Iraq, and to the beach. It does not take the best picture in the world, but I never expected it to. With the demanding world I live in this camera has been through hell and still works. It holds up to the promises that Olympus makes.
Pros: The durability, ease of use, size, and versatility.
Summary: I Ioved this camera, in fact after my first one was stolen I purchased a second only three days later. I cannot be without! I work at a zoo and carry my camera with me at all times. The SW series meets my requirements when moving items (trees/nets/rocks) in animal enclosures and I don't have to worry about it if using fire hosing gets a bit out of control - it's waterproof.
Pros: I travel a fair bit and my cameras have been on Africa safaris, through China and hiking the Galapagos. I have taken awesome photos/ video while snorkelling with sealions and penguins. The video may not be the best quality but it captures the moment (which is also why I carry it at work)., The size makes it easy to carry in pocket or purse.
Cons: Picture quality not always up to expectations...but we also shoot with a DSLR., Memory card is a bit slow...animals move quickly and I don't always get the shot I'd like.
Summary: I bought this camera after a few rain drops ruined my old FugiFilm. PRO: -Water/shock/drunk proof (primarily why I bought the camera). -Decent Macro feature. -Good battery life. -Multiple picture settings. -Pocket size. CONS: -Really S L O W shutter speed. -No eye piece, just LCD screen, which is very difficult to see in bright light. -All pictures turn out a little dark (if I did not know or use Photoshop, it would be a big problem).
Summary: Was originally very happy with this camera. Used it in a pool, took it snorkeling and skin diving, played around at the beach, no issues. True, the photo quality could be a bit better, but overall, it gets the job done. Then just recently, on a very shallow swim, in very calm water, I noticed the LCD crapped out. Got back on land, checked it out, and found that it had flooded.