Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 770 SW / Stylus 770 SW
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Worst Camera ever
9 September 2012
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.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my honeymoon in 2008. It did great for all the practicing before our trip in the pool. It worked for snorkeling in Aruba the first time we went in the water. The second time we went in the water to snorkel, it was full of water. Luckily, the memory card was not destroyed and I was able to salvage the pictures I had taken. The camera, on the other hand, was damaged beyond repair.
Product failed us on a once in a lifetime vacation
J. Jones "up north", Amazon
4 December 2007
Summary: Would not recommend buying this camera! We purchased this camera specifically for a vacation to Hawaii. The third time we used this camera (in only a few feet of water) it leaked. We called Olympus customer service from Hawaii to try to get a camera loan or replacement for the remainder of our trip with no success. In fact, the customer service agent told us they had received many back because of leaks.
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 770 SW brings one unique quality to the compact point-and-shoot category: robustness. It is marketed as a shockproof, freezeproof, waterproof wonder, one which can stand up to the outer limits of what anyone would consider reasonable for a piece of sophisticated electronics and imaging hardware. My initial experience with the camera was extremely positive.
Pros: On paper, a very rugged, robust, durable camera which opens the door to pictures under severe conditions.
Cons: The reality. There's a serious problem with the waterproofing on at least some of the examples of this camera. I've now been through two, and simply can't trust that the next one will be any better., Since this camera makes many picture quality compromises in pursuit of its vaunted durability, I have to call this camera a near total failure for its intended use.