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Olympus Stylus 1050SW 10.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Champagne)
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Product Description

While other digital cameras may use touch screens to access settings, the new Stylus 1050 SW has a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body that is sensitive to touch all over. So getting to the most common menu settings in situations where pushing buttons takes time or is difficult is now as fast and easy as a tap on the top, back or sides of the camera. The rugged 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1050 SW is designed to take the hard knocks that everyday life particularly those with kids can throw its way, so you know that the memories it captures will be protected. It can handle five-foot drops to the hard ground, operate in freezing snowstorms, and swim with the fishes lethal conditions for most other digital cameras. Additionally, the Stylus 1050 SW weathers the elements in style with four trendy colors (blue, champagne, silver and black) and a new streamlined body. The sleek, lens-protecting faceplate slides down, turning the camera on and revealing the lens in an instant to capture the moment.

Features:
  • 10.1-megapixel image sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom; wew Tap Control feature for quick, easy programming and results
  • Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof design
  • Face Detection and Smile Shot; Perfect Shot Preview and Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • Stores images on xD Picture Cards or microSD cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Great camera, but I hate the sliding lens cover!
    I had an 850 SW before and loved it ! I decided buy the 1050SW as a second travel camera because I believed it should better.
    This is almost the same camera ( that's good !)butI really don't like the sliding cover, it is whorst to handle when compared with 850SW.
    Love the camera but didn't understand why Olympus switched to this sliding cover!
    I used my 850 in a 45 days beach only trip in North Brasil, perfect to me, but I really prefer the 850SW style without a lens cover!
    Anyway, that's an amazing camera, you don't need to worry with nothing, drop at the sand, wash at the Ocean, never used any type of cover and always worked great!...more info
  • cool camera....but..
    This a very cool point and shoot digi. I can't believe I waited this long to buy this after my friends had them. Only recommendation is to spend a little bit more and get the heavier duty one, goes deeper. even though you hear about the problems with these breaking they send you a replacement for up to a year. if you got the dough it's worth every penny....more info
  • Olympus Stylus 1050SW
    Great point and shoot camera, very sturdy build quality. 3x zoom is a little limited, but suitable for the application of this camera. ...more info
  • Durable Camera Made for Real Life
    First, the downside. There is a lag time between photos. I've experienced it most often in Auto mode at sunset, due to the shutter remaining open longer. In bright daylight, this is not as much of a problem.
    The upside: huge. I've had plenty of point and shoot cameras. One fizzled out when a single raindrop hit it. Another froze up every time we were in the snow. Spent one day on a sandy beach, and its back to camera shopping. The Olympus is different. It's a fantastic family camera.
    All the places I like taking family photos are precisely the environments that will ruin most cameras. Not this one.
    This camera has taken crisp, high-quality photos underwater (it was strange, dunking my camera in freezing water, taking a photo, then continuing on our hike--the camera still worked!)at the top of a ski run in gusting freezing wind, on the beach at sunset, and also indoors.
    My past experience w/point-and-shoots is that they advertise loads of features, but once I had the camera, I never used them. The olympus features and the different modes for sunset, snow, portrait, close-ups, etc. are easy to find.
    This Olympus is a go-anywhere camera. Its design is simple and straightforward. The battery held its charge for a long time and recharged quickly. Using the features and settings results in better photos.
    My friend has a 12 mp Canon Digital SLR, and we've taken comparable photos of sunsets, etc--but he's had to leave his camera at home when its snowing and raining.
    In short, a well-rounded moderately priced camera that you can occasionally drop, get wet, and expose to dirt and real life. ...more info
  • Good camera but has some flaws
    This is a good camera for outdoor photography but it does have some design flaws. I bought this camera for my trip to the Grand Canyon and also took along my Canon Rebel xti for the dry hikes when I wasn't running rapids. The flaws I ran into:
    - battery life is not the best, a battery lasted at most three days. My Canon Rebel (which I took more pictures using) lasted all ten days
    - battery indicator was not accurate, one moment I had a full charge the next moment I was nearly empty
    - the LCD is impossible to see under direct sunlight when you are outside
    - cannot recharge the camera via USB which means you can't use a solar charger.
    - camera does not come with any memory cards
    - slow delay when taking a picture
    - when the lens cover flips down the camera turns on. I believe this explains the bad battery life. In my pocket or backpack normal activities (like walking) bounced the camera around enough where the lens cover flipped down thereby turning the camera on.
    - reviewing photos on the LCD appeared jagged (pictures were fine but hard to tell on the camera's LCD)
    On the plus side:
    - (IMPORTANT FEATURE) Since the camera is self-contained (water proof) sand didn't get into the inner workings of the camera. This is very important if you are taking lots of shots on a long outdoor trip. I was really scared that the sand was going to ruin my Canon Rebel. I have seen cameras ruined by dirt in the environment.
    - Panoramic pictures came out good - I really like this feature
    - Camera is waterproof!
    - Camera has a great form factor, I kept mine in my swimming trunks - I accidently went swimming with the camera on multiple times.

    All in all I would recommend this camera for a outdoor excursions. Just make sure you buy extra batteries. I haven't found a camera that is better than this one. ...more info
  • waterproof function
    I love this camera, has good resolution, low weight, waterproof function is perfect. but it is not the best option for videos....more info
  • Great duable camera
    I fish from a kayak and have destroyed other camera's. This camera is great, its constantly getting bang around and ends up sunk in the leg-well all the time. The sliding protector is a great idea for this type of application. Since I catch and release most my fish this camera has proved invaluable....more info
  • Just too much Delay
    Listen to the other reviewers. I own other cameras and use to be a professional photographer. This camera has a tremendous amount of delay - shutter lag. So much so that it is nearly impossible to take any moving object. OK - I was ahrd on it - I bought it to bring with me in the outdoors hiking, fishing so if it took a dunking it would still work. I use to carry my Cannon but it was too big. Plus the XD Cards are expensive when compared to SD cards. The one/off slide can easily be turned on when you are not expecting it and drain your battery. That is a bit of a pain. I think for everyday, I would not buy this again. If you are mostly interested in taking still objects will work for you....more info
  • Love This Camera!
    Had been looking for a great little underwater/weatherproof camera after using a disposable camera snorkeling in Mexico and Bermuda. After 2 trips with poor quality pictures to show for it, I said no more and wanted a good underwater digital camera.

    Did my research and wanted this camera for my Birthday, but my husband and his best friend who is a professional photographer went out camera shopping. They ended up buying me the Canon Powershot G10, not the 1050SW. Believe me, the G10 is a great camera and I am glad we have it, but does not fit into your pocket and requires underwater housing to take snorkeling. Not what I wanted. Appreciated the thought though.

    So for Mother' Day I finally got the Olympus 1050SW because I wanted a point and shoot to take snorkeling, jumping off the cliffs in Negril, etc. and to take skiing with me. Hubby will still use G10 w/housing for amazing snorkeling and sunset pics, but I love the idea of how durable and slim this camera is.

    Really impressed with the out of water pictures it takes. The settings are so easy to use. A lot of great features.

    Used it in the pool the other day and it took a gorgeous picture. However, it is mid-May on the East Coast and the water was cold to say the least, which drained the battery after 30 minutes in the cold water. Was nervous about putting it underwater at first, but it performed beautifully. The pictures were great and I just loved being able to dive into the pool with it. Read the instructions before using in the water. Pretty simple, make sure the battery/card compartment is securely shut, put lens barrier down and keep it down until you are out of the water and have rinsed it in fresh water. Also, put your "sceene selection" to "underwater" and go. Couldn't be simpler.

    We leave in 3 weeks for Jamaica and will update the review w/pics.

    So far I could not be happier with this camera. And the price off Amazon couldn't be beat anywhere. The only thing I would add is purchasing the underwater strap. Definitely by the case made for this as it fits perfectly. ...more info
  • Great for snorkelling
    I received this camera as a gift, and just returned from a Carribean vacation where I used it daily while snorkelling. The lag time between taking the photo and seeing the image is irritating, but I have seen this on many other compact digital cameras. Underwater and above water photos turned out fine, for the most part. I am concerned about lifespan- my wife has a Stylus 1030SW whcih is only a year old and died on this trip. I will probably get an extended warranty when replacing hers with a 1050SW....more info
  • Good camera but has some flaws
    This is a good camera for outdoor photography but it does have some design flaws. I bought this camera for my trip to the Grand Canyon and also took along my Canon Rebel xti for the dry hikes when I wasn't running rapids. The flaws I ran into:
    - battery life is not the best, a battery lasted at most three days. My Canon Rebel (which I took more pictures using) lasted all ten days
    - battery indicator was not accurate, one moment I had a full charge the next moment I was nearly empty
    - the LCD is impossible to see under direct sunlight when you are outside
    - cannot recharge the camera via USB which means you can't use a solar charger.
    - camera does not come with any memory cards
    - slow delay when taking a picture
    - when the lens cover flips down the camera turns on. I believe this explains the bad battery life. In my pocket or backpack normal activities (like walking) bounced the camera around enough where the lens cover flipped down thereby turning the camera on.
    - reviewing photos on the LCD appeared jagged (pictures were fine but hard to tell on the camera's LCD)
    On the plus side:
    - (IMPORTANT FEATURE) Since the camera is self-contained (water proof) sand didn't get into the inner workings of the camera. This is very important if you are taking lots of shots on a long outdoor trip. I was really scared that the sand was going to ruin my Canon Rebel. I have seen cameras ruined by dirt in the environment.
    - Panoramic pictures came out good - I really like this feature
    - Camera is waterproof!
    - Camera has a great form factor, I kept mine in my swimming trunks - I accidently went swimming with the camera on multiple times.

    All in all I would recommend this camera for a outdoor excursions. Just make sure you buy extra batteries. I haven't found a camera that is better than this one. ...more info
  • Done with olypmus.
    I bought this camera about 45 days ago. The weekend after i bought it, I went on vacation and took over 100 pictures. Everything seemed to be OK. When i turned it on about 2 weeks ago, it no longer worked. I couldn't see anything on the screen and when i took pictures it was black; no the slide was not blocking the lens. I got this camera for it toughness and it didnt last 45 days....more info
  • Great camera for outdoors and a beginner
    I bought this camera as my first digital to use while fly-fishing and skiing - I love it - all the different settings and functions helps me get good shots regardless of the light or conditions I am in - and I don't have to worry about getting it wet or dropping it - I wasn't sure if I would like the slide on and off lens cover but I do - it is an easy way to turn the camera on and off and protects the lens face - I like the pocket size and weight - I like the ability to plug it into a TV monitor to see a big version of my pictures and/or play them back as a slide show - I bought 3 extra batteries very cheap here on Amazon and never worry about running out of power - all in all, I don't see how any amateur, outdoor photographer could go wrong with this amazing little camera....more info
  • Great
    The camera is great. Can get wet and the megapixels are awesome. Takes great pictures especially on the beach and in the sunlight. ...more info
  • Digital Camera
    This is a great little camera. I took it out of the box and starting using it. I hate reading so I do have to figure things out. Everyone who sees it can't believe that it can drop from 6'and is waterproof. I tell them. I do not show them. One of my best purchases in 2009. I love the drop down feature of the slide to turn it on. I am at the ready to catch the spontanous actions of the children in my class at a moments notice.
    Rock on Olympus....more info
  • Best $230 I've spent in a long time
    This camera does more then I was expecting from a point and shoot camera. It is very easy to use having not read the instruction manual and its easy to figure out just by playing around with it. It offers many preset photo scenarios and great panoramic feature(use the combine in camera 1 setting)! Did I mention the camera can go underwater, afterall thats the main reason people look for it and buy it? Well it doesn't disappoint there either. I just got married in the bahamas and this camera was a constant hit and took great memorable pictures that we would not have otherwise gotten. My only suggestion other then BUY ONE, is to take lots of pictures when you have one because the lense sometimes shows water spots while your splashing around.

    ...more info
  • Love it!
    I absolutely love this camera! :)
    It works fantastic in water too, i brought it with me to the beach and to the lake! still haven't had it in a regular pool, but i will!
    It's so convenient and you don't have to worry about getting water damage with it. :)
    Photo quality is great and I'm happy with my purchase.
    :)...more info
  • Great camera
    This is a great compact camera. The main reason we got it was it is shockproof (being waterproof was also a nice feature). We have had mishaps with cameras and there is less worry about taking this one to go snowboarding or on other outdoor activities. There are a nice set of selections for types of shots too, one which we used recently was the snow/beach shot. We really like the slim design and nice screen size. Also the camera is really built well and the color of the camera was a preference as well. The only con we have is that the video feature is just ok. One problem is it doesn't do well in brightly lit areas like in the snow.

    ...more info
  • Happy we bought this one!
    This camera is one of 5 we own. I really like the closeup features with LCD light. We plan on trying it underwater on our vacation this summer. Easy to use and battery lasts a long time. Told family how much we like using it plus it fits in my shirt pocket. ...more info
  • Done with olypmus.
    I bought this camera about 45 days ago. The weekend after i bought it, I went on vacation and took over 100 pictures. Everything seemed to be OK. When i turned it on about 2 weeks ago, it no longer worked. I couldn't see anything on the screen and when i took pictures it was black; no the slide was not blocking the lens. I got this camera for it toughness and it didnt last 45 days....more info
  • good buy
    I'am in Iraq, everything takes a beating....I've been there two cameras already be fro i got this one & buddy this one is tuff as nails...more info
  • great and not so great
    Whats Great: durability, picture quality is great so far too...I have 3 small boys, so I needed to buy something that could handle them. I have always purchased olymupus cameras becuase of the picutre qauality, but my boys seem to always manage to throw my cameras out a window, or into water...this was my only choice. There are no other's like it on the market in this price range.

    What's not so great: shutter delay..i hate it. I absolutely hate th delay, i'm trying to get used to it. I almost have to guess what's gonna happen...not easy with a 1,3 and 5 year old! Thre are other settings you can use to try and make it better, but i just have to get used to it, again, durability is the most important thing to me ..i have gone through-i think-3 cameras alredy...I cant keep buying them, too expensive. the other not so great feature is the strange lcd screen. when you make the slighest movement it gets blurry..i really dont use it, when i'm taking a picutre, i just look at the subject..i iwll peek to make sure what i'm taking is in frame but that's about it. I'm not a huge fan of the slider that opens and closes the lens..it does open easy, sometimes when it's in my bag, it opens on me. the last thing i'm not too crazy aobut is that it takes a while to turn on...if sometihg is happening that i want to shoot really fast, between the delay of it turing onn nd the dely on the shutter, i usually miss it. I also think all cameras should come with a case-only some do, this one doesnt..that annoys me...the card, and extra battery costs enough..

    All in all, it's ok. If durability wasnt the most important thing, i would hve returned it and gotten something different.

    Hope that helps!...more info