|Olympus Stylus 850SW 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Pink)
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The Stylus 850 SW is designed for active people who want a tough camera that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles. The Shockproof casing is a durable metal body that has an innovative shock-absorbing construction with a floating circuit board that can protect the Stylus 850SW from drops up to 5 feet. If you ever wanted to take pictures of aquatic life now you can, the Stylus 850SW has Waterproof seals and gaskets that keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater. When you're skiing or snowboarding you will enjoy the Freezeproof and Digital Image Stabilization features that allows you to take perfect photos of fast moving subjects in cold climates up to -10c/14f. Easily view photos on the 2.5" HyperCrystal LCD display at extra-wide viewing angles even in direct sunlight. Incredibly durable, sleek and stylish, the Stylus 850 SW is a must-have vacation and party accessory. Focus Range Normal mode - 0.5m - infinity, Macro Mode - 0.2M - infinity, Tele - 0.3m - infinity 1/1000 -1/2 sec. (up to 4 Sec. In Night Scene mode) Shutter Speed Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 ISO 14.8MB Internal Memory (additional memory recommended to store more photos and video) Media Card Slot - xD-Picture Card (1GB,2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required) Built-in Flash with Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off Flash modes Flash Working Range - 0.2m - 5.3m @ ISO 800 Wide, 0.3m - 3.7m @ ISO 800 Tele USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input System Requirements - Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, USB port Approximate Battery Life - 190 Shots Approximate Unit Dimensions - 3.7(W) x 2.4(H) x 0.84(D) Approximate Unit Weight - 4.8oz (without battery & media card)
- 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
- 3x optical zoom; Face Detection
- 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD; Perfect Shot Preview mode
- Waterproof to 10 feet; shockproof to 5 feet
- Stores images on xD Picture Cards (not included)
- The best camera ever!
My parents gave me this camera for my birthday and I love it! The photos and the screen are so clear. ...more info
- As advertised
Although I have not used the product extensively, it seems to be working as advertised. I am an avid outdoorsmen and I will be using this camera outdoors including the extreme conditions of the winter....more info
- Don't get this camera!
I have used Canon small cameras (ELPHS and SureShots) extensively for at least 15 years, for thousands of vacation and family photos under all sorts of conditions. Because I am always dropping cameras and cell phones, I decided to try the "unbreakable" Olympus 850SW. Well, I might not drop it; I might THROW it at something after trying to use it for two months. (1) The battery life is nonexistent. I hardly ever had to charge any of my Canons; they would run for two days of constant shooting on vacation, for example. This Olympus battery dies in a half-hour. (2) The storage card is, as many have pointed out, uncommon. It turns out to really annoy me to have to carry an extra cable, etc. (3) Despite its 20+ special settings, I couldn't get a single decent picture at an indoor fashion show, not with any setting, not in regular auto mode--nothing. Again, in comparison to the long list of Canons I've had, this is pathetic. I never had to worry about focus with a Canon. This camera looks cool and may be indestructible; it's just not a good CAMERA. ...more info
- this camera is great for all ages !
i got this camera because my daugther wanted it badly. but i got the sw1050 in stead. and very dissapointed in the bad quality picture return back. i got this one and the pictures are so nice and colorful sharp and good. my 9 year girl is really happy. she takes it to school when the teacher haves picture day and video tapes her friends and the video is very good. it even haves music ! she loves it.
- Kayak Fishing Olympus Stylus 850SW Review
I purchased this point and shoot camera to replace the Olympus Stylus 300 that I purchased back in 2004 to use when kayak fishing. I like the durability of Olympus Stylus cameras. I have taken over 10,000 photos with my Stylus 300 and expect to get the same results with the 850SW. I have only had the 850SW for about one month and have taken about 25 kayak fishing photos. So far the quality of the photos appear to be similar and meet all my expectations. I have only one problem with the camera. It does not have a viewfinder. In bright sunlight,the 2.5" display is very hard to view. I like that this camera is water, shock and freeze proof. I purchased the camera on sale and was happy with the price from Beach Camera. I also purchased the clear skin, an extra batter and carrying case. After owning the camera for about three weeks, I saw the same camera in a kit, at Sam's Club, with the carrying case and floatation strap for about $30.00 cheaper that what I paid for just the camera. I recommend the 850SW as a good all around outdoor point and shoot....more info
We needed a waterproof camera for a family vacation. I got amazing shots underwater. I got great shots out of water, too. I am a terrible picture-taker...but this camera seems to compensate for my photographic ineptitude.
Definitely glad we got a bright color; silver or blue would be easy to lose at the bottom of a pool or on a beach....more info
- Works great, but not in the water!
I bought this camera with such high hopes, having planned a trip to Costa Rica that included waterfall rappelling, snorkeling, and plenty of time in the Pacific waves... The camera worked perfectly the first half of my trip, with crystal clear snapshots of scenery, people, and food. However, the first time we went in the ocean, the camera froze up and stopped working. Waterproof? Definitely not.
When we got it inside, I followed the instructions to clean off the camera, etc. However, I noticed water in the LCD area, and when we opened it up, there was water in through the battery and xD slots. Unfortunately, the camera never worked again.
So I would not recommend this product to anyone who actually expects it to be waterproof. It takes beautiful photos, but isn't worth the extra money for features that aren't really there....more info
- Works as a vacation camera, but water gets in!
I bought this as a vacation camera so I don't have to worry about it getting roughed up or wet at the beach (I was always paranoid about getting my "good" Sony camera wet). I am very pleased with its performance.
I already had a couple of xD cards from an old Olympus camera, and I was able to get a 1G card at WalMart for pretty cheap, so don't worry about availability of the card. After reading some negative reviews about this camera not being truly waterproof, I decided to take "dry land" photos with one card, and then change the card for "wet" photos, so I wouldn't lose all my pictures if the camera decided to stop working.
The camera has a neat setting (not the default, so you should check the manual) whereby the photos are numbered sequentially as you take them even if you change the card (rather than starting the numbers over again). This helps you to keep your photos chronological after downloading into your computer even if you switch cards several times in one day.
I took several underwater photos in the pool, which turned out really nicely. I was very pleased, as this is the first time I have ever had a waterproof camera. At the beach, I was still leery of using it under the salt water, but I did use it to take swimming shots above the surface.
Several hours after taking the underwater pool shots, back in the hotel room, I removed the battery to charge it and it was wet!!! There were droplets of water inside the battery compartment as well as on the battery itself! I dried everything thoroughly and left the compartment open to air dry overnight. Everything still worked the next day, but I was pretty freaked out about water getting in. So you should check right away after the camera's been underwater to make sure there wasn't leakage. My battery was sitting there wet all day and I didn't know it. I've used it for several days since, but not underwater. I just hope this doesn't affect future performance.
Read the other reviews about the battery. You have to be careful which way you insert it. Also, it does show the low battery light even when the battery is newly charged. Just turn it off and back on, and the battery light will be green again. This was a problem in my old Olympus camera too. Battery life is not that bad. I only had to charge it once in 6 days.
It seems that you need an Olumpus M+ 1G or higher card to get a long video. It's worth it. I like taking videos. My biggest beef with this camera is that you need to press the button twice before the video starts recording. I only need to press it once on my other camera. I missed some good action because I neglected to press twice.
Overall I am extremely satisfied with the picture quality. A lot of time the quality of the photo depends on the skills of the photographer as well as the resolution setting. Don't blame this camera if your photos are blurry or dark.
My favorite thing about this camera is the cheery yellow color. It is perfect to take on a beach vacation....more info
- I love this camera
I love this cameara. I have always wanted a yellow camera and it has really really amamzing features. I love the fact that it is waterproof and shockprrof. I just love this thing so much...more info
- Broken after 4 days
Well, I bought this camera soely for my Cancun trip so to take it with me for snorkeling. The first 3 days the camera works perfectly, even under water. But starting the forth day, somehow the water has gotten into the camera (I used it properly, which all slots are closed and didn't go under water deeper than 5 ft) and started to fog up inside the len and the screen. I tried to dry it in the hotel but still didn't work. I end up went to snorkeling and some other places without a camera. I returned now and looking to buy a "normal" camera, don't trust those underwater camera again. ...more info
- OK, but not great
I didn't realize this camera took xD cards. Ugh. To get good movie mode, you have to buy M+ xD cards. M+ xD cards max out at 2GB, limiting the movies you can make. Given that this camera is for water use, I don't want to be swapping out memory cards in the water!
Also, the power recharger is a corded model. I'm probably just spoiled with Canon and Panasonic cameras that have a recharger pack that just plugs right into the wall. No cords.
Will not buy Olympus again, but for a used camera just over $100 that can get wet, it was pretty much my only choice....more info
- AWESOME CAMERA
This is a great camera for the price. I am so glad I went on and purchased it. I LOVE the color. I received so many comments on the color of the camera, but that's not why I bought it.
The pics are fantastic, but movies are great and the color and clarity of the pics and movies are wonderful.
I just loved the fact that I could go from beach to water without a underwater housing unit. I've been reviewing all the pics and movies I took and they are really quite good.
If you are considering buying this camera, don't hesitate, it's a great buy for the money.
I took this camera on a cruise and took pics and movies all day. I even bought an extra 2 gb card because I was afraid I'd run out of memory, but I never did.
Again, great pics, great movies, above water and underwater. Get this camera, you won't be disappointed....more info
- simply what I expected
I had an 4.0 mp stylus verve. It was the most perfect camera I had have.Now the stylus 850 is giving me the same satisfaction the old verve gave me. Plus all the new technology what it comes with....more info
- Olympus Stylus 850SW
I am completely happy with the camera. It was exactly as advertised and the company it came from shipped on time with no problems. I would recommend this camera to everyone. ...more info
- Olympus Stylus 850SW
This is a fantastic camera - I've had it for two weeks now and am extremely pleased at the ease of use and especially the quality of the photos. I bought it to use in the rains of London, when I head over there to visit my sister, but it has now become my daily carry camera and sees a lot more use than I initially expected. ...more info
- But I really LIKE the 850SW & I'm glad I bought one!
When the 790SW first came out, I read a positive review in a newspaper on it. At the time, I decided that its ruggedness & water resistance were worth having but I wasn't in the market for a new camera at the time.
This summer, I started researching the Stylus SW's and decided to buy an 850 from Amazon, based mostly on what I read here. I took it on a two week cruise to Europe as soon as I got it. The xD card is not a problem for me - even my local supermarket carries them. I bought my 2 gig one from Target but would have bought online if I'd had the time. I've had the camera since October 8, 2008.
In Italy and Croatia, xD cards were readily available in the local camera shops.
A bigger problem for me is the battery. It is tiny and fairly easy to recharge but I found I need to recharge it every day that I use the camera. My next purchase will be two additional batteries. I would accept a bit more camera bulk for a more capatious battery and the ability to charge it without removing it from the camera.
You DO need to be careful not to put the battery in the wrong way but if you look CLOSELY at the camera, it's pretty obvious. I wonder how long the tiny red plastic catch that releases the battery so you can get it out, will last?
Picture quality is plenty good enough for my purposes and I take all my pix on the 4MP setting. I was especially pleased with the low light capabilities with the flash switched off.
I DID read the manual but I found that it was just as easy to push buttons on the control panel and scroll through the menus to do what I needed to do. I tried the video once & it's OK but I can't see me using it much.
I haven't used the underwater capability yet and I do have the floating wrist strap but would want to have the floating neck strap before taking my 850SW to the beach.
I would like to have the option of an optical viewfinder but this is in no way a deal killer for me.
This should really be a 5 star review but I never give ANYTHING 5 stars!...more info
- Olympus 850SW
Terrific camera -- fast, great exposures, sharp macro shots. Movies cut off after about 10 seconds, and sound is weak, but otherwise extremely competent, once you figure out all of its capabilities and how to use them....more info