Reviews and Problems with Olympus Stylus 790 SW / µ 790 SW / Mju 790 SW
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I love the outdoors and these cameras have been to forests ...
Philip Chong, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: This is my third one, I love the outdoors and these cameras have been to forests and riveres with me and has never let me down the one prior to this the display cracked after I fell on a rock with it in my back pocket and it cracked the screen cover it still works I just can't see anything . This was great discovery for me years ago and here I am getting another one. Also the customer service from olympus mart are awesome !
Surprisingly good photos, rugged, wish had more manual controls
30 August 2010
Summary: Overall a terrific compact camera. Photos came out much better than expected. I didn't try its waterproof'ness, but it's certainly rugged and weather strong rain. Battery life is average. I recommend getting an extra battery. Wish it used regular SD chip rather than XD. I would buy it again.
Summary: and this camera is my buddy... I have the lime version and we've been almost everywhere together since December 2007. Just last week, I took it with me to a rock concert and got some great photos (more on that a little later). Even though I'm not much of a drinker since leaving college, I still refer to this as my "drunk proof" camera, because I think it would be absolutely perfect for a bar-hopping college student...
Summary: We bought this camera with the intention of taking it outdoors for hiking, rock climbing, snorkeling, trail running, etc... Although the picture quality was not perfect, we were able to capture all our adventures on this camera. When we took it Rock climbing in southwest Washington, I had it in my pocket on a snowy climb and it fell 35 feet out of my pocket, bounced on the rocks below and survived. The camera still worked perfectly!
Summary: Had this camera for a little more than a year and can't say how happy I am with its durability. I do a lot of kayaking, crew and water sports and it is such a comfort to know that this can be brought into the boat without any worries. The batter is still strong and the casing has lasted very well despite frequent use. Would recommend Olympus to others. The one main downside is that the onscreen controls are not as intuitive in my opinion as a Canon.
4 stars for Olympus warranty, minus 1 star for durability
R. Eye, Amazon
9 June 2009
Summary: We purchased this camera for our son who builds water parks and takes photographs of job progress. We figured he would need a camera that was waterproof and rugged. It fit the bill, however, it was crushed by his leaning on it when it was perched on the center console in his truck. Now, our son is not a heavy man so we were perplexed that it crushed. The crush job destroyed the LCD screen.
Summary: I have some special requirements for a digital camera, and the Olympus is one of the few that seemed to fit the bill. In particular I needed a camera that had image stabilization and be somewhat weather proof as I use it to take one-handed shots from a moving vehicle. While I am not a photo journalist, I do take a lot of photos for a motorcycle publication and needed something that I could use in less than ideal circumstances.
Summary: I bought this camera to use while backpacking and canoeing. I was attracted to the waterproof and shockproof features, and it is indeed waterproof (I haven't dropped it yet, so I don't know about the shockproof part). The picture quality is good, but not outstanding, and the various shooting modes are very useful when I remember to use them. It has some serious drawbacks, though.
Great for underwater shots, lacking in optical zoom
21 July 2008
Summary: I was a little nervous to purchase this camera due to some reviewers who had obviously purchased faulty (leaky) cameras. I am happy to say that this camera took fabulous underwater shots on my recent cruise to the Bahamas. The shots are clear and perfectly focused. I knew going in that the optical zoom was not great, but I bought it specifically for the water resistance and am not disappointed.