Olympus Stylus 780 (mju 780 Digital)

Announced Mar 5, 2007 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 180 mm (5×)
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This camera is our "ugly duckling": used in rain or spray conditions. So it gets the worst weather and the shiveriest users. Despite this negative bias, its images are rather good, often excellent. It has rescued many vacation moments when more water-sensitive cameras would not be risked. Since September 2007 this has been The backup camera. The combination of image stabilization and weatherproof, with a decent zoom range and good picture quality, is for me a winner. And, the auto-iso on ...

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Very good picture quality Fast startup 5x Zoom in compact case Bright sharp display Image stabilizer works well down to 1/4s exposures Perfectly built metal casing Problems: Autofocus could be a bit faster for a modern camera No manual controls

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The Mju780 is a very good, well built, point and shoot camera. It is ultra compact and weatherproof. The dual stabilisation systems work well, reducing shake and unwanted blur. The combined Shadow adjusting and Face recognition is also very effective. twenty two scene modes and variations are largely controlled via the 2.5" LCD menu. Visibility is good, but not brilliant in bright sunlight. The 780 takes very good pictures, and the 5 times optical and 4 times digital zoom make a powerdul ...

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I have been using my olympus mju780 for a week (including some test shots around where i live and a weekend trip to Rotorua). I find this camera overall a pretty good performer. Night photos are great and I do think the bright capture technology makes a big difference. Took some stunning photos from an atmospheric italian restaurant. However, i find the day photos disappointing. I have played around a lot - white balance settings and different scene modes, but my pictures always seemed too ...

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