Olympus Stylus 770SW Review

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The Olympus Stylus 770SW is sturdy and lightweight with its shockproof stainless steel body. It is small and fits in the pocket well. It survives and works seamlessly in snow, water, and sand, outdoor, indoor and low light conditions. The shutter speed is very good and there is almost no shutter lag. The auto focus works equally well. The zoom feature works well while shooting the video too. But, when the zoom feature is used in video the image gets magnified too. The display works fine except in bright sunlight and underwater where it falls a bit short of expectations even when the brightness is set to highest. The control navigation is easy and intuitive. The LCD screen is powered with anti glare technology that can light up the LCD with natural light. The Olympus stylus has various custom scene settings to assist novice and leisure photographers. The digital image stabilizer helps in taking blur free images for moving subjects. The Stylus 770SW features a built-in manometer that measures air and water pressure to calculate the altitude and depth of the photographs.

There is a considerable lag in between simultaneous shots that can be annoying to some. The picture quality is not exceptional and may disappointment most. There is a slight background noise while filming videos that may prove to be a drawback and limit its usage. The battery can last for an entire day but it cannot be charged while it is plugged in the camera. It has to be taken out and recharged separately. Moreover, the charging may take hours and asks for a careful planning of shooting schedule. The Olympus stylus 770SW cannot beat other cameras in picture quality but remains unbeaten by one and all. Its water-resistant feature is the strongest selling point and attracts little competition from its peers.

Product Description

The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is the world’s most durable digital camera. You can drop it from 5 feet, dunk it to 33 feet, freeze it (-10C/14F) or even try to crush it up to 220 pounds and it will still take amazing photos. The Stylus 770 SW’s durable construction is designed to withstand a five-foot drop, bump, or other mishap, so your camera and images are protected. It features a bright 2.5-inch Hypercrystal LCD so you can easily compose, view and share your images even underwater. Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) creates sharp, blur-free pictures, even if your subject is moving. The 27 Shooting Modes allow you to master any shooting situation in stills or movies with sound. The 770 SW is winterized to perform at below-freezing temps. The stainless steel body and reinforced LCD makes the Stylus 770 SW able to withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure, so your camera and images are always protected. The large, high-resolution LCD features a wider viewing angle (140 degrees, left to right or up and down) and anti-glare technology that uses natural light to brighten the LCD. Lens – 6.7 – 20.1mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 10 lenses in 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 ISO 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD lets you easily compose or share your shots even in direct sunlight White Balance – Auto, Pre-Sets (Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents) Panorama Modes – Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card Power Supply – Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B), AC Adapter (E-7AC) with optional CB-MA1 DC coupler System Requirements – Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 PRO, XP, Vista, Mac OS 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port Dimensions – Width 3.6 x Height 2.3 x Depth 0.8 inch (91.8mm x 59.2mm x 20.6mm) Weight – 5.5 ounces (155 grams) without battery & media card

Technical Details

7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints

2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen minimizes glare

3x optical zoom with Digital Image Stabilization mode

Waterproof, freeze-proof, and crush-proof design

27 Shooting modes including Movie with Sound