Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus 790 SW / µ 790 SW / Mju 790 SW
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Apparently not Waterproof
Hailey Harper, Amazon
19 December 2012
Summary: This camera lasted about 5 minutes before it stopped working. It was submerged only briefly on and off during that time. Then the lens fogged up and it only took blurry pictures. Then, a few minutes later it stopped working all together. It wouldn't turn on at all. I tried charging the battery, but so far nothing seems to make it work.
Summary: This camera ruins any social event you would like to capture. I bought this camera hoping it was the solution to every problem I have ever had in my life. The problem with this camera is that it falls out of my pocket seemingly everytime I move my leg...walking, sitting or laying down. You would think olympus would consider this seeing as how much you have to spend on the camera.
Summary: Olympus Stylus 790SW 7.1MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Dual Image Stabilized 3x Optical Zoom (Orange) Very disappointing camera. The lens is right where your finger needs to be to hold the camera well. You cannot shoot before a 2 second delay and having to press OK buttons. Overall poor ergonomic and software design (includes all the other 1 star issues mentioned: poor image quality, poor video quality, etc.).
Summary: I bought this camera because i was traveling to galapagos and i thought that this trip deserves a water proof camera. But at the third day that I sumerge the camera in to the sea it got water inside. The camara broke down and i couldnt take any more pic in my trip.
Summary: I bought this camera upon its release in 2007 and now after almost a year, I have some opinions. I'll try to keep it simple. XD card format: Going the way of the dinosaur. Finding decent priced cards is hard. Also, the XD format tops out at 2gb. Unaaceptable. This in itself is a deal breaker. I think any new camera purchase from 2008 on should be SD/SDHC compatible as it is seemingly the industry standard as well as the only mini/micro class card media to go up to 16gb.
Summary: This camera takes mostly blurry pictures. Most of our vacation pictures are ruined and now I'm stuck with this camera after buying the 2GB picture card and an extra battery. I went to Bestbuy to ask if there was anything I was doing wrong in regards to taking blurry pictures. The on site expert told us this is the worst camera he's seen and would never recommend it to anyone. He said they have more returns on that camera than anything else.
Summary: I bought this camera in october/2007 and to my surprise, when I took it to the beech at the end of the year, It got soaked with water when I was diving in a depth no deeper than 15 inches. I sent it to dealer to fix it in the warranty, and they told me they wouldn't fix it because of bad use of the equipment. I'm very disapointed with olympus. This is false advertising!!
Summary: The 790SW I bought died almost immediately upon contact with the ocean. Water got into not only the battery compartment, but also seeped in under the viewing screen...all this from being no more than two feet underwater for about 20 minutes We didn't even have a chance to apply the rather elaborate post-immersion rinsing and cleaning instructions in the owners manual.
Summary: this camera broke on the second day of a three week vacation in central america. i had it in the pocket of my boardshorts as i paddled across a lake in nicaragua and it turned out not to be waterproof at all. water leaked into the camera and fogged over the lens, so although it still functioned technically, you couldn't see anything through the viewfinder at all. very disappointed in this purchase.