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 bought this Camera for my wife because she wanted something small and easy to use. What drew me to this camera other than the fact it was an Olympus was the shock/water proof feature. This really makes it the kinda camera you just take with you where ever you are no matter the conditions. It is very easy to use and take pictures with. My 6 year old niece was taking pictures like a pro with it. Image quality is good for an ultra compact camera.

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OK so it's not perfect - compared with my Olympus 8080 its performance is dull, but I didn't buy it for that. What I wanted was a go-anywhere camera so I could grab shots I wouln't have time or opportunity to get with the bigger camera - and it does all of that perfectly. So don't count what it doesn't do but what it does - with this little go-anywhere beauty, practically invisible - more like a piece of costume jewellery - I'll never miss another shot. Just one point - I might forget which ...

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Overall Negative but construction good. Waterproof and shock features are what drew me to this camera. Problems: Image quality is terrible on all the automatic settings. Cameras that cost 1/4 of the price of this one take 10x better pictures on their automatic settings. Also, yes, it is waterproof but if you get it wet and then attempt to take pictures out of the water for the next couple of hours, have a cloth available to clean the lens every time you turn it off and back on as the ...

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I need a waterproof camera for my backpacking activites. A 'dry' camera with an underwater housing is too heavy and bulky so this style is the only choice. I already have last years Pentax WP 5 meg and I draw comparisons between it and the 720. Firstly, as we all want the best possible pictures, lets examine image quality. Outdoors the 720 is poor to fair and thats all. Indoors it is just plain lousy and thats that. I thought I might be doing something wrong so I went through every setting ...

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I was very glad to receive a silver edition 6 weeks ago just 2 days before my 5 weeks trip to Australia. I added a LCD protection foil and a Olympus 1 GB WD Picturecard, a second battery as well as a littlle Neopren bag. My overall experience was very good. It took some days until I got used to the features and handling but then I really enjoyed using this small and always in my pocket camera which is made entirely of stainless steel. It is very robust and solid. Even the combined battery and ...

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I really liked the design and functionality of the camera. I spend a lot of time outdoors and having a waterproof camera was excellent. It is small enough to fit in a pocket, so I could take it with me wherever I wanted. I also didn't have to worry too much about my kids using it, since it was so rugged. I found it to be very comfortable to hold and use, and I loved the screen on it. Unfortunately, I found the picture quality to be very poor. This bad quality outweighed everything good ...

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This camera finally brought me over digtal "river stix". I purhased it from my local camera store at list because I think I owed it to them for all the time I took over the last 3 years just looking. I can only echo the two previous review on general overall qualty. My specific comments follow: ISO200 (color) is usable even a 9x6in without post processing noise reduction. With Noise Ninja 400 should also be more than adequate and even 800 acceptable. (just my judgement...others may dffer). ...

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The 720 SW was delivered 10 days ago from B&H, $399.99. I bought it for the waterproof feature but haven't dared to dunk it, yet. My current picture count is above 900 and I am absolutely blown away by quality, features and ease of use. It slips into a shirt pocket, and starts up very quickly in the default P mode. One click takes it to the image stabilization mode. A second click re-opens the previous selection from among 25 scene modes, each of which flips to a second page with a lucid ...

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Just purchased this camera a few days ago at Best Buy. Have not used it too much yet. Wanted a durable camera that I can stick in my pocket when going to Mets/Yankee games with my Boys, as well as use at their Soccer, and Baseball games, and not have to worry about weather conditions. Quality of the Camera seems great.

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