Olympus Stylus 600 (mju 600 Digital) review

Started Apr 21, 2007 | User reviews
TorontoJim
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Olympus Stylus 600 (mju 600 Digital) review
Apr 21, 2007

This is the oh-darn it's raining camera. It is weatherproof, a key feature some other makes don't provide. Like most weatherproof cameras, no viewfinder other than the LCD.
Also it is not image stabilized.
It does allow pictures to be taken in conditions where one would never put the expensive, weather-vulnerable equipment outside.

Problems:

Auto ISO is very strange. Close-up of cat using flash, ISO chosen was 400. Twilight shot of mall parking lot, ISO chosen was 64 (!). On the LCD the image looked fine&bright, but on the monitor it is just a blur.
False-colour is much more noticeable than on my other cameras, ie grey cat shows coloured beads on hair at minor magnification (can almost see it on the computer monitor without zooming).
I use force-ISO-200 and shoot carefully braced.
I am watching to see if the Stylus 780 will be a better choice - stabilzed, and a different image processor.

TorontoJim's score
3.4
Average community score
3.7
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