Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus 790 SW / µ 790 SW / Mju 790 SW
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ruins precious moments!
norya taimreg, Amazon
17 July 2010
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: The 790SW I bought died just 3 times upon contact with water. Water got onto screen and the battery compartment. Call customer service, sent it (guaranty expires in 1 year). They told me that you have to send the camera for service every year (no were to be seen in owners manual) The repair was $250. The cost was $300 so I did not want to do the repair. I do not recommend this camera and the service.
Summary: This is the worst camera I have ever owned by far. Every single on of the photos it took on holiday are blurry, over exposed or grainy. I have used cameras for many years and will never buy this brand again. Do not buy into the gimmicks about shock proof, just get a camera and look after it. If it is going to break it is going to break. These strong cameras just muck up picture quality and that's it.
Summary: This camera failed underwater the first time I tried to use it. I was merely snorkeling on the surface, not free diving, and I only got two shots off before it jammed. After it dried it seemed ok and I never used it underwater again. Had it less than 2 years and just used it recently and it is malfuntioning again. Says the card cover is open when it clearly is not. Very frustrating when you are on vacation and can't take pictures because your camera is broken...again.
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: I bought the Olympus Stylus 790SW for my daughter and figured the waterproof camera would be great around our pool. The camera, at least the one I purchased, is not waterproof. Water got into the battery compartment and the camera stopped working within minutes of making contact with water. Sent the camera back to Olympus as it was only several weeks old and still under warranty.
Not waterproof as advertised - Tried two different cameras
B. Mac, Amazon
20 April 2008
Summary: I would return this camera if I could. I bought the camera mainly for the waterproof feature. I wanted something that could replace the disposable waterproof cameras I buy occaionally. I should have saved my money and stuck with the disposables. I took this camera snorkelling and it was under only a few feet of water. After drying it off when I had finished I found water had leaked in to both the USB and battery/memory card ports.
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.