Olympus Stylus 720 SW (mju 720 SW Digital)

Announced Jan 26, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
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I threw everything at this camera. Diving well bellow its limit or immerging it in icy water, throwing it like a rag on a dirt floor, sitting on it or breaking nuts with it (yes). All it collected is a few scratches and bruises but it still work like a charm. Ho ... I also took pictures with it and well... not so good. :-) But what can I say, I love its look and the fact that it can take any punishment. Its an ok camera for social events or parties and I can put it in my pocket and forget ...

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Took great pics while snorkeling in Alaska and the Carribean. At least when compared to a disposable underwater 35mm camera. Good image quality in sunlight. OK flash pictures. Some low light shots are soft. Dislikes: Resets user settings when shut off. Difficult to use controls underwater (like when snorkeling). My summary: If you want an all around camera that you can drop and get wet, this is a good choice. If you plan to have another primary camera when you are out of harm's way, that is ...

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i like that camera, very good looking, nice pictures. that camera is not a professional camera,because there is not Shutter/Aperture priority,but for family use and childrens its great ! because of the shock & water proof. Problems: the interface is sometimes a little bit complicated... but u can download languages from olympus site into your camera.

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Nice piece of rock !! i have no worries when my 720sw is in my daughters' hands... even in my naughty nephews' hands... handy for me as my family do swimming and snokerling oftenly... it's a camera with basic features... just the basic !!! Problems: Dislikes about this camera : 1. reset back to P mode whenever camera switch on 2. USELESS anti-shake - doesn't Olympus know their product have high noise on high ISO ??!!! 3. long battery charging time 4. only if the zoom can get wider 5. only if ...

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I bought this camera in May 2006, and it has had two big vacations since, plus many small events. For a camera that can be in your pocket, in the pool, and dropped on a parking lot (Oops-I did it!) it is wonderful. People complaining about indoor quality appear to have missed the secret weapon--the available light mode (mode 10). At this mode it generates about a half-sized picture, but with the equivalent of ISO 2500-and a much cleaner picture than regular ISO 1600. For an added bonus, this ...

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Some of the comments here surprise me. The 720 does indeed not produce stellar indoor pictures, but I did not buy this waterproof/shockproof camera to use at home. The camera does very well in rough and wet environments. I've had it in a swimming pool, a lake and have also taken it kayaking on the ocean where it got dunked in saltwater oftens, and it lets me gets shots that I would not otherwise have been able to get. I even managed to drop the camera from above six feet onto rocks, and it ...

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I shot several hundred underwater images in the Virgin Islands with this camera and was generally pleased with the results. I forced it to flash most of the time and kept the ISO at 100 to minimize noise. The snorkeling shots all had a strong bluish color, but they cleaned up nicely with Adjust-Auto Color in PhotoShop. I attached a thick rubber band to the strap for greater security against loss. The dry land photos were average to disappointing compared to my Sony R1, but it was great to be ...

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The camera is like an Abrams tank with 1930's technology. It will take the shock of a short fall and some time in the water but thats about all its good for. The only negative about the construction is that the buttons are really small for a person with large hands. As far as features it comes pretty loaded for a camera in its price range but it would be nice to more manual controls. It is also pretty easy to use. Problems: Hmmm, how can I put it? The image quality on this camera is ...

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Bought this camera while on vaction and it has proved to be great for a point and shoot camera. It is easy to use and I find that I have not had one blurry picture. I have used it in the gulf of Mexico waters when I was in Florida USA and believe you me it was great. Crystal clear pictures. I took it in the water and I had other people come over to see what camera I had and to see the pictures I took. They were impressed on the pictures. I can not wait for my next vaction Hawaii and be able ...

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Buy it for what it is: about the best built point and shoot there is. Very small; smaller than you think. Solid as a brick. Carry in a shirt pocket or in a small case (the Otter Box 1000 is a perfect fit). I take mine caving, and the pictures are fine. Again, buy it for what it is. It is a camera for getting those pictures you'd otherwise only have as a memory. For cave passages where there is a scant five inches of air, it is perfect. Family snapshots around the house are nice and ...

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