Olympus Stylus 1030 SW review

Started May 26, 2009 | User reviews
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Scotech New Member • Posts: 10
Olympus Stylus 1030 SW review

WARNING FOR all OLYMPUS "Tough" Camera's

Olympus only does warranty for 12 months following purchase of camera. Even if

after that time issues arise which are related to manufacturer defect. "waterproof",

"tough" and "shockproof" should be taken in context of use for 12 months.

I received an estimate of $135 + $25 shipping (from manufacturer) to repair water

leaking into the frame of a 18 month old $400 camera. It is noted on my repair

form that this camera is not scratched, dented or shown any signs of misuse, other

than water damage to the LCD screen, fogged flash, and water inside camera. My

lesson on this is unfortunately not to purchase perceived quality and instead buy

cheap and re-purchase often.

Problems:

NOT a WATERPROOF CAMERA

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
10 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 28 – 102 mm (3.6×)
Announced: Jan 22, 2008
Scotech's score
1.8
Average community score
3.7
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