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.
Excerpt: This is by far the best pocket sized camera I have ever owned or used. If you are an avid outdoorsman, a parent, a college student, or just a klutz this camera is for you. It can be dropped, frozen, swam with... whatever! and after all of that it still takes incredible pictures. Consumer Reports has neglected to ever review this camera but if they did I bet they would give it a 5 star review.
Excerpt: i love this camera. the underwater features are pretty cool, you can even take video underwater. also, very durable, if you're clumsy and constantly worried about breaking your stuff because you drop things (like me), you don't need to worry with this one.
Excerpt: This camera is compact enough to fit into my back pocket comfortably but durable enough to withstand a 10 foot fall. The camera is also waterproof. It is the perfect vacation camera and fabulous for familys since there is no worry about drops if your kid wants to take pictures. The only downfall is the that optical zoom is only 4x so that isn't much. Otherwise, it is the best digital I've experienced.
Excerpt: I had this camera for about a year. I got lucky I bought 2 year extended warranty. This camera stopped working on me over 3 times. The last time they couldnt fix it so they told me I coutl get a camera of the same price I had bought that one. I would not recomend to anyone. Water got in it even though its WATER PROOF. THe images are not the best. and it takes a while after you click for the pictere to be taken.
Excerpt: I am used to a big LSR type of camera. I love the quality that the LSR's provide. I bought the Olympus 770 to throw in my pocket or purse when I don't feel like hauling my big camera around or if I just want to bring a camera along in case I need it. I purchased this particular camera because it is waterproof and shockproof. I have two boys so we use it on the boat, tubing, football games, etc. We will take it on our upcoming cruise and try it underwater.
The best camera we could of bought for our trip to Hawaii!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Olympus Stylus camera was an awesome purchase. I decided to purchase a waterproof camera when we were planning our trip to Hawaii. I wanted something that would take great pictures while we snorkled. The pictures were great, I just wish I would of read the book a little more on the different settings the camera had. My son had to teach me as time went on. However, the camera was perfect. The kids played with it in the pool for a few weeks before we left.
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.