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Olympus Stylus 550 WP 10MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD (Blue)

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  • 10-megapixel resolution for photo-quality, poster-size prints
  • Lightweight, aluminum exterior; waterproof up to 10 feet
  • 3x optical zoom; Face Detection
  • Perfect Fix in-camera editing
  • Compatible with xD Picture Cards and microSD memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Blue
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2.4 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001P06Q0W
  • Item model number: Stylus 550 Blue
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,465 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2008

Product Description

Color: Blue

Product Description

Olympus Stylus 550 WP Blue Digital Camera Dive in with the camera that goes anywhere. The waterproof, sporty STYLUS-550WP is one camera you won't need to handle with care. It's built to survive whatever you can dish out - the pool, the game, or even the beach. If you are the type that is always on the go, this camera can keep up. Features: * Over12 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail. * Compact lens has 10x optical zoom to get you closer while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture more in your shot. * The next generation of Olympus' LCD technology - HyperCrystal III - displays twice as bright as previous versions so that you can see thedetails even more clearly even under direct sunlight. * Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation. * Automatically identifies the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings to optimize results. * Tracks up to 3 facesand automatically focuses and optimizes exposuresfor sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. * Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more details inshadows. Captures scenes exactly as you see them,even in difficult lighting situations like backlight shots. * Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a scene. * Takes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinklesand blemishes on your subject's face. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture. * Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot. * Use Perfect Fix to correct shooting mistakes instantly.With the touch of a button, lighten up shadows and remove red-eye, so a les

From the Manufacturer

Thanks to waterproofing technology adopted from Olympus’ Stylus Tough series cameras, the new 10-megapixel Stylus 550WP waterproof camera is optimized for those who want to take stunning images of their aquatic adventures, making it the perfect pool companion.

Olympus Stylus 550WP Highlights

Point-Dunk-and-Shoot Camera
The Stylus-550WP can go where other cameras fear to tread and can perform as well under water as it does on land because of its slim lightweight, aluminum exterior that is sealed from the elements by interior rubber gaskets and O-rings. The Stylus-550WP can be submerged up to 10 feet under water, and the inclusion of an underwater scene mode makes it ideal for taking photos while snorkeling, in the pool, or riding the waterslide.

Intelligent Auto Thinks for You
In or out of the water, you won’t miss the shot thanks to Intelligent Auto Mode. It automatically identifies what you are shooting (i.e. Portrait, Night + Portrait, Landscape, Macro and Sports) and adjusts the camera’s settings to capture the best quality results. First-time users can dive into this quick and hassle-free feature that does the thinking for them and produces incredible images.

Can’t Hide with Face Detection!
Portrait and group shots make family reunions live beyond the short event, and with Face Detection you’ll capture even the shyest relatives. The new camera detects up to three faces within the frame and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure to capture sharp, brilliant portraits and group shots. With the waterproof Stylus-550WP, you’ll capture amazing photos even if your next family reunion is at a water park!

Versatile Memory
All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. Starting with products available in August 2008, they also accept microSD memory cards to capture images. The Stylus-550WP offers the flexibility to use either xD-Picture Card or microSD memory cards, which is just one more advantage of Olympus point-and-shoot cameras.

Freeze that Splash with Digital Image Stabilization
The fast motion of moving sea life or paddling swimmers could easily cause blurry images. Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to help prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject, resulting in crystal-clear snaps.

Perfect Fix In-Camera Editing
While it can’t remove the red from your eyes caused by too much chlorine in the water, the Stylus-550WP offers Red-Eye Fix as well as other in-camera editing features such as Shadow Adjustment Edit, resizing and cropping, so you can edit photos right in the camera. With the Perfect Fix function, multiple editing features can be applied at once, so what you see on the 2.5-inch LCD will look amazing when you show it to your friends in the hot tub.

Olympus Master 2 Software
Olympus Master 2 Software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates. Additionally, create scrapbooks, greeting cards and other fun prints using the optional ArcSoft Print Creations plug-in.

What's in the Box
Wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-42B) & Charger (LI-41C), MASD-1 (microSD Adapter), manual, warranty card and Olympus Master 2 software (CD-ROM)

Customer Reviews

I ordered this camera as a gift for my little sister before her vacation.
Emily Winfield
We bought this camera to use when we snorkel; unfortunately the very first time I took it in the water it stopped working.
Cruiser
Google these cameras and you will see everyone is having problems with leaking.
Dean

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Gaude on June 29, 2009
Color Name: Blue
I bought this for an upcoming trip to take snorkeling, but first wanted to test it out. So I went to a pool party for a 4 year old, and gave the camera to my 6 year old neice and told her to do whatever she wanted with it. I posted 2 pics above for you to see. I figured it a good score just for still working after a 6 year old dropped it into the pool twice, and once even got a nice big scratch on the side, but still works great. The pics aren't perfect, a little washed out, but the only reason I bought this camera was to take it underwater, and the price. I'm sure if you spent more money for the canon it might take better pics, but these will do just fine for me. So if you are looking for a basic underwater camera that takes decent pics, more for photo albums than publishing, this camera is probably for you. The kids LOVED it, and if my 6 year old neice can work it underwater, everyone else should have no trouble.
The only Con I have is that the battery was almost completely drained after about an hour and a half underwater. Don't know if it uses up more power somehow underwater, but that is my only concern. Haven't tested it long enough to know if that is normal or not yet.
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90 of 105 people found the following review helpful By whoareyou on March 24, 2009
Color Name: Black
I very recently bought the new Fuji Z33 WP camera, but since I am unhappy with the high levels of image noise, I will be returning it and looking for a replacement. The other top camera on my list was the Olympus 550WP. I went to a major electronics store yesterday and had the opportunity to play with the 550WP. The salesman even let me put my microSD card into the camera to save some test shots to view on my computer at home.

The image quality does not make me excited to buy this camera. The pictures show a significant amount of noise, even when I forced the ISO down to 100. Every shot without a flash looks pale and slightly hazy. With a flash, the image quality improved, but there is still an unreasonable amount of image noise. The best shots were taken of objects about 10 feet away. This was a good distance to prevent the flash from washing out the subject, but still providing an adequate amount of light to get a decent picture. Even those shots seemed to lack sharpness. They were OK, but I guess I expected more. I understand that there are trade-offs in image quality when buying a waterproof camera, but I had hoped that they wouldn't be this bad.

Besides image quality, my only other complaint was the couple of seconds delay between shots. The screen goes blank, so you can't even compose your next shot while you wait. The noticible delay upon startup and between shots was a deal-breaker for me when deciding if the image quality was acceptable.

On a positive note, the size and shape of the camera is pleasing and it feels well-built and sturdy. It is not too heavy, and I didn't feel like I needed to be overly protective of it. It's not ultra-thin, but it could easily fit into a pocket. Also, I really liked the menu graphics.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. E. Mattingly on August 16, 2009
Color Name: Black
I was headed to the Grand Canyon for a rafting & photo trip. I needed a camera that was waterproof, and found at amazon.com the Olympus 550wp. It was priced right so I ordered it. It performed like a champion. On the raft we was soaked with in the first minute, as though we were scuba diving. The camera worked all through out the trip. You can see images of the pictures I took on my web site: [...]
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Thomas Scarborough on May 23, 2009
Color Name: Black
The first Olympus digital camera I owned was the Camedia C-2 Zoom, launched in 2002. This was an extremely popular camera, not least because of its superb cost performance. Sales far exceeded expectations, causing Olympus' purchasing departments some trouble in keeping pace with demand for materials and parts. In my experience, the camera's popularity was well deserved. It was on the strength of this experience that I decided, in 2009, to buy the very latest Olympus ì-550WP. On the surface of it, this was a tough little package that combined the best features of earlier Olympus cameras at a modest (for Olympus) price.

Regrettably, from the moment I had it out of the box, this camera presented me with a long string of snags that, had I anticipated them, would have caused me to think twice.

Beginning with the battery/recharger (which in many cameras is conveniently combined into one), the mains plug worked only in some power sockets, not in others. The battery went flat faster than expected -- and to make matters worse, the charge indicator went from full to flat in the blink of an eye. This meant that my camera required two hours' recharging, and was unexpectedly out of action at the very moment I intended to put it to its first serious use. Part of the problem, perhaps, was that I had not realised, when accessing the flash card inside the camera through the camera cable, that there was a drain on the battery. Yet nowhere was I warned about this. Many digital cameras do not discharge when plugged in. I decided to use the "power save" feature to give me better prospects next time round -- yet this kept blanking out the display while I was framing a picture. And every time, the camera wiped out the settings I was working with.
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