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.
Pros: The durability, ease of use, size, and versatility.
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 770SW is an easy to use digital camera for the casual user. It's strength is in it's ruggedness. This is not a camera that will please Pro photographers or videophiles. What do I mean by that?
Summary: We got this camera as a secondary camera (against my larger more expensive digital SLR) as something that could go places my larger camera shouldn't. This was for a rather active vacation in Costa Rica. Took it snorkeling- great pictures!
Summary: I am writing this review to mainly comment on the warranty service offered by Olympus and the 770SW. After 9 months of use in all conditions, the camera began to take whited-out pictures that lacked any contrast, and ultimately the view screen went completely static.
Summary: Yes the 770sw guarantees a drop from 5 ft so I feel if I get shock proof reliability at 3 feet I'm still ahead. Yes it says it is waterproof to 33 ft, well again, if I get caught in the rain with no damage then I feel it is well worth it...is there another camera like this? However...
Summary: I carried this camera in my pants pocket while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. It survived several falls onto lava, tropical weather at the bottom, frigid glacial weather at the top (19,344 feet above sea level), and worked flawlessly without complaint.
Summary: this is a great camera if you need something durable (eg you have a child who might drop it). it takes mostly very good pics. occasionally i get grainy pics that i can't explain. but, honestly, if you need A+ pics 100% of the time, then you should be buying a DSLR, not a point and shoot.
Summary: This is an excellent sports/water camera. Be certain though why you buy it. If you are looking just for a compact camera without the waterproof capability you should look elsewhere as this model may not be for you.