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Olympus Stylus 790 SW / µ 790 SW / Mju 790 SW
4.6 out of 10

Olympus Stylus 790 SW / µ 790 SW / Mju 790 SW

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Overall 5

Review: Olympus Stylus 790SW

15 October 2007
  • Excerpt: We’re no strangers to gadget beat downs – in fact, we think they build character. But Olympus only fed the flame when they shipped us the 790 SW. This update of the ultra-rugged 770 SW we reviewed back in June has a lot in common with its predecessor.
  • Pros: Slick design and tight frame. Built to military and industrial spec for dust, and liquid immersion. 5 foot drops onto concrete don’t even begin to phase the device. 2.5-inch LCD screen is both resistant to freezing and viewable in sunlight. Reasonably priced when compared to its predecessor.
  • Cons: Paltry 3x optical zoom. Picture quality is lacking compared to others in its class. 10 second max of 640 x 480 video is neither long, nor visually compelling. 14.7 MB of internal memory ensures the need for an xD memory card.
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Overall 6

Olympus mju 790 SW

26 September 2007
  • Summary: The Olympus mju 790 looks good, handles well and takes respectable quality images. A poor screen is the only real let-down, but you're paying a premium for the waterproof, shockproof, even freezeproof ruggedness
  • Pros: Toughness; respectable picture quality; user-friendly guide function.
  • Cons: Subpar screen; meagre macro.
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