Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 770 SW / Stylus 770 SW
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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. The...
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.
Summary: I had my little 770 for over 4 years, and in this family that is a miracle. She went on many vacations with us across the US. Sadly she died a week ago on Cocoa Beach, FL.. the salt water and sand was very determined :( But she survived for years in the pool. My son and his friends would drag the camera around in the woods and the creek. Documenting everything the little hooligans could find. It would get muddy.. saturated in pond water.. dropped from tree forts..
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 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 refurbished about 2 years ago, and it's still working good as new. This camera can go just about anywhere. I've taken it on a waterfall rappelling trip in Costa Rica, to hot springs, other places where there's a good chance of being splashed (like on boating trips, or sightseeing near waterfalls), to dog beach, in the snow, etc.
Summary: I am a professional whitewater guide and have used my 770 for about three years on the river and abused it way more than a normal person would. It fell out of my pocket and into the river. I was actually able to find it the next day when the sun reflected off it on the bottom or the river. I have dropped it many times and it stays in my life jacket pocket which itself gets thrown around a lot. It worked great. Good photos, some noise in the video.
Summary: Olympus Stylus 770SW 7.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver) This is a great little camera. I can take excellent photos *almost* anywhere, with the only limitation being that I have trouble aiming my shot outdoors in bright light. The LCD screen is not readable many times, although it is supposed to be "improved." If this camera had a viewfinder, it would be 10 stars! I love the size and all the settings for the various exposures. I am glad I bought it.