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Olympus Stylus 770SW 7.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)

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  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen minimizes glare
  • 3x optical zoom with Digital Image Stabilization mode
  • Waterproof, freeze-proof, and crush-proof design
  • 27 Shooting modes including Movie with Sound
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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Model: 225910
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 7.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.6 x 2.3 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000LXXJ1I
  • Item model number: 225910
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,469 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 25, 2007

Product Description

Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

Shockproof. Waterproof. Freezeproof. Crushproof. Introducing the world's most durable digital camera -- the Olympus Stylus 770 SW. You can drop it (from 5 feet), dunk it (to 33 feet), freeze it (-10 degrees C/14 degrees F) or even try to crush it (up to 220lbf), and it will still take amazing photos.

Olympus 770SW Digital Camera Highlights


But the 770 SW isn't all brawn and no brains. It features a bright 2.5-inch Hypercrystal LCD so you can easily compose, view and share your images underwater or in direct sunlight. Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) creates sharp, blur-free pictures, even if your subject is moving. And the 27 Shooting Modes, including movie with sound, allow you to master any shooting situation.

Stylus 770SW Highlights

Shockproof (5ft) Accidents happen -- but don't worry! The Stylus 770 SW's durable construction is designed to withstand a five-foot drop, bump, or other mishap, so your camera and images are protected.

Olympus 770SW Digital Camera Highlights
Waterproof (33ft) We've combined precision optics with innovative waterproof sealant technologies. Capture beautiful snapshots in the pool, at the waterpark or in the ocean -- down to depths of 33 feet (10m) -- and even record underwater movies with sound.

Freezeproof (-10 degrees C/14 degrees F) Here's another reason this camera is as tough as you are. Whether you're skiing in Switzerland, climbing in Canada or just sledding in your own backyard, the 770 SW is winterized to perform at below-freezing temps.

Crushproof (220LBF) One tough little camera. The stainless steel body and reinforced LCD makes the Stylus 770 SW able to withstand up to 220 lbs. of pressure, so your camera and images are always protected.

Olympus 770SW Digital Camera Highlights
2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD Now you can compose, view and share your images even in direct sunlight. The large, high-resolution LCD features a wider viewing angle (140 degrees, left to right or up and down) and anti-glare technology that uses natural light to brighten the LCD.

Digital Image Stabilization With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds, you can capture sharp, blur-free images, even if your subject is moving.

Manometer The Stylus 770 SW features a built-in manometer that measures air and water pressure to calculate the altitude and depth of your photos.

LED illuminator A built-in LED illuminates your subjects when you can’t use a flash -- perfect for shooting macro or low-light portraits.

Bright Capture technology Keep it bright even in low light! When shooting or recording in low light, Bright Capture allows you to clearly preview your shot on the LCD and capture brighter, more vivid images -- without a flash.

Bright Capture Technology in Action

27 Shooting Modes including Movie with Sound Getting the best shot has never been easier. Preset shooting modes optimize the camera’s settings for any shooting situation to ensure you capture a great shot. Select Scene Modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Beach and Snow, Underwater and more. Records VGA-quality AVI movies with sound (640 x 480 resolution at 15fps) up to the capacity of your xD card.

Product Description

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The quality of the pictures are not sharp compared to other digital cameras with similar pixel range. The waterproof feature compromised it a lot. Read more ›
I love this camera. The picture quality is great. It's small enough to carry easily in my pocket or purse, and sturdy enough to just throw around with the kids, and you… Read more ›
just dry that off (there is water…PROS: underwater capability up to 33ft( as claimed by olympus)(ive had it 10ft, sequence shots are pretty good for a digital camera. g… Read more ›
This is the best camera I have ever seen! The underwater pictures are great and the regular ones are even better! It is small, looks nice, and is super durable! Read more ›
I am a professional photographer, but when I go to Cancun every year I am so…This camara is perfect for that situation, it takes a nice picture and is very easy to use. G… Read more ›
Love the feature that it can go underwater without a speacial housing. Pictures are good and camera is easy to use. Read more ›
I've used it whitewater rafting on the Chatooga, body surfing…It takes pretty good snapshots, and the "available light" setting is nice when you would avoid using a flash. Read more ›
The battery lasts a decent amount of time. The pictures look great and the panorama function is AWESOME!! It fell over once when I set it on a rock to take a timed photo… Read more ›
I used it for the first time going across the country and…It is easy to use and the settings are easy to change based on the lighting and type of picture you want to take. Read more ›
*Crisp clear pictures, able to get great pictures of things even just a couple of inches from the lense. *Functions Operate very quickly *hardy and durable camera Read more ›
It easily fits in a pocket and it takes fantastic pictures. The macro and super-marco functions work quite well, especially compared with other cameras I've used. Taking… Read more ›
You would expect a…My advice, although the waterproof and shockproof features are a plus, stay away from this camera until the image quality is improved on the next model. Read more ›
I bought this for my 5 year old son because in previous reviews it was described as being a very tough little camera that is easy, (like five year old easy), to use. They… Read more ›
I was never a big fan of this camera as it's menu system is not too easy to use when compared to my Canon PowerShots. But it's small size and underwater use made it an… Read more ›
I got this camera last summer. I have taken it on every trip and it is very fun to use underwater. The pictures come out clear, even underwater. Read more ›
The camera is easy enough to use, and it takes outstanding photographs. It is difficult to see what you are taking a picture of without an eyepiece. Read more ›
This is a great camera to use anywhere and anytime-snowboarding, scuba diving and pics of fireworks. Compact size, great pictures, easy to use Read more ›
The Olympus Stylus 770SW is an easy to use digital camera for the casual user. It's strength is in it's ruggedness. Read more ›
I don't have to worry at all with this camera. The battery life is the best of any camera I have used. Overall, this was a great purchase for quality to value. Read more ›
Small and slim also means not very easy to grip with one hand while driving boat (not impossible). The battery life was great. We probably took 80 pictures and 4 minutes… Read more ›
I made sure that the battery was at full charge, and even reset the settings to factory default. Read more ›
Haven't verified the shockproof claims. Battery life is very good, especially with the power save feature. The quality of photos is very good plus the ability to crop,… Read more ›
also has excellent battery life in my experience. Read more ›
3) Great picture quality, have not had any grainy photos as other…4) Great battery life - I took over 200 photos plus tested features and still have not changed the battery Read more ›
Others mentioned battery life, but in fairly heavy use (over 100 exposures per day, many with fill flash, and lots of "power…The LCD is bright and clear and just excellent. Read more ›
The lack of a view finder made it tough at times (but realistically, how easily would you use a…On land the screen was bright enough to easily take pictures in all weather. Read more ›
The most annoying aspect of the camera is the lack of optical viewfinder. Even though it has a bright and large LCD screen, it is still difficult to use in bright sunlight. I… Read more ›
I am very happy. The picture quality is good, and the LCD is much better than the HP. The only hangup is that in the default settings all of the pictures came out a little… Read more ›
It's VERY small, makes great photos, features high resolution, has a huge LCD screen, has great battery life, is waterproof, shock resistant and crushproof...why WOULDN'T… Read more ›
Easy to figure out without any reading. Video works great...went whitewater rafting and took some cool pictures. Purchased a mini tripod and the timer is simple to set and… Read more ›
The above-water images often come out blue and I'm not…The videos underwater are pretty decent, but blue (as expected) however the ABOVE-water videos are also blue!!??! F… Read more ›
Night scenarios were handled ok. The video mode is nice and handy. Handy modes for multi-pictures and under-over exposures. Read more ›
This camera takes great stills and videos. The underwater photos are really great! Read more ›
In the end, since I already have a camera that takes brilliant, vivid pictures with great resolution and also takes great video (a Canon SD550) I decided rugged was more… Read more ›
In the end, since I already have a camera that takes brilliant, vivid pictures with great resolution and also takes great video (a Canon SD550) I decided rugged was more… Read more ›
Without prefocus, it's less than a second: not bad. On the other hand, shot to shot delay is annoyingly long, a couple seconds at full resolution. Read more ›
4. Time between shots is too long--it takes several seconds to save each shot at full resolution. Read more ›
It lets you crank the ISO all the way to 1600 at full resolution (and a 2500 ISO can be had by switching to the faster of the two rapid-burst modes, though this sacrifices… Read more ›
We haven't had it long…The pics are clear and the automatic adjustments are good for underwater shots, and the flash works pretty well underwater, which surprised us. Read more ›
I am looking forward to seeing if this issue has been…Also, the new flashlight is great for macro shots as well as lower-light shots when you don't want to use a flash. I… Read more ›
Camera also has a cool flashlight feature (hold Menu for 5 sec) the bright white LED stays on for 30sec or so. Read more ›
Pros: Durable camera, under water pictures, lots of modes, easy menu, great flash focus, great anti-shake feature. Read more ›
Nice color reproduction. Fast shutter speed (when you delete the automatic post-preview). Cons: Very difficult to see the LCD screen when the sun is shining (you need to… Read more ›
Also, the Pentax produces videos that are 30FPS (the Olymmpus only goes up to 15FPS)…Also, the Pentax uses SD cards, which are available at higher density and faster speed. Read more ›
I bought a 2Gb H Xd card, and it's pretty fast but not as good as high speed SD. Also, it's nowhere near the density that SD has reached, but 2Gb will go a pretty long way. Read more ›
Don't have to worry about rain or dropping it. Images are good, exposure is good, focus is good. Read more ›
Pros: Durable camera, under water pictures, lots of modes, easy menu, great flash focus, great anti-shake feature. Read more ›
My photos are almost always clear. It does a great job focusing on what I want it to focus on. I send it on field trips with my 10 year old, worry free that it will get… Read more ›
If this camera had a viewfinder, it would be 10 stars! I love the size and all the settings for the various exposures. I am glad I bought it. Read more ›
I like the size and big screen to review with. It uploaded without any software necessary, to my iPhoto like a charm. Read more ›
I bought this camera last…Played with it at home - iked the pictures that I took on land...Loved the small size that I could take anywhere and not worry about the weather. Read more ›
I probably won't buy another Sony camera based upon that experience. I have been happy with most of these cameras and always felt like I got good value for my dollar. The… Read more ›
My buddies have this same camera, and I wanted one for all my picture taking. It is very simple to use, takes incredible pics, and was very reasonable in price. I… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

177 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Rich L on March 29, 2007
Color Name: Bronze Verified Purchase
I have an Olympus 770 SW (NOT the 720 SW), for sure...and I like it. I have had five digital cameras before, and this one is terrific. Considering that it's a sub-compact pocket camera, image quality is fine (not equal to that of a digital SLR, but I don't want to carry around a big box like a DSLR). Shadow detail is especially impressive. Operation is smooth and intuitive. The screen is fine, even outdoors. Shutter lag, a big concern of mine as I like to photograph my kids at sports, is minimal and can be zero if you prefocus. The number of custom scene settings is impressive. I bought it because of the waterproofing and shockproofing, and because of prior good experience with Olympus over the years, but I'm just as happy with the pictures it takes under normal circumstances too.

A few gripes that stop me from giving the camera 5 stars:

1. The battery cannot be recharged when it's in the camera. For a total of $80 or so, you can get an external power source and a cable, and together they let the camera run a long time without draining the battery, but they don't charge the battery. Battery life is fine for a day of normal shooting, but if you use the camera actively, every single night you pretty much have to unlock the case, take out the battery and charge it, then remember to put the battery back in the next day. Each charge takes 5 hours. I'm going to take the same $80 and instead buy two extra batteries to be comfortable--One in the camera, one reserve along with me, and another charging at home. Even so, it will take some planning and thinking to keep batteries ready all the time on a vacation. It would have been much nicer to have a holster or a charging socket on the case.

2. The case is actually smaller than it needs to be.
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124 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous Italian on June 16, 2007
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Salt water spray has claimed two of my previous cameras so when I read about this camera and the Pentax Option W30 I decided one of the two would be a very valuable investment. The next question was deciding which one to buy.

The Pentax is a superior camera. Colors are more saturated, and it has lower noise higher up the ISO range. Also, the Pentax produces videos that are 30FPS (the Olymmpus only goes up to 15FPS) which is a huge advantage. Also, the Pentax uses SD cards, which are available at higher density and faster speed.

The Olympus, on the other hand, is much more bulletproof.

First of all, it will survive down to 30' whereas the Pentax is limited to 10. I wanted a camera that could survive light snorkeling. I routinely breath-hold dive to 12'-15' and I'd hate to have a camera on me that I would worry about. With the Olympus I just do whatever I want.

Second, the Olympus is crush proof. I can slap the thing in my backpocket and sit on it and not break it (I weigh about 190#). I can get on my boat, throw the thing on the deck with the rest of my gear, and watch it bounce around unharmed. The Pentax is just not that strong.

In the end, since I already have a camera that takes brilliant, vivid pictures with great resolution and also takes great video (a Canon SD550) I decided rugged was more important than marginally better optical rendition. I figured the Olympus would take acceptably good pictures and I went with the Olympus.

I'm not disappointed, but I'm not thrilled.

The camera is every bit as waterproof and bulletproof as is claimed. I've slapped it around, thrown it, had it around the boat, seawater, sun, kids, and it's just fine.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By GinAZ on April 22, 2007
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
This camera deserves 5 stars if you need a camera that easily fits in your pocket or purse and is ready to use whenever that picture or movie moment arrives, even under water. Considering the varied picture taking situations, action, and lighting conditions, the performance was beyond my expectations. The only significant limitation is seeing the display in bright sunlight or under water, even when the screen is set at its brightest. However, aiming was intuitive enough that I never missed a shot and I was able to change modes even under water (but I did practice switching between underwater wide 2 and movie ahead of time). One feature that would be an improvement would be the ability to zoom while taking a movie.

I received this camera just a couple days before leaving on a cruise so I didn't have any time to practice with it. Be careful not to have your finger in front of the lens, especially under water where you may not be watching the screen. Also be aware that when you zoom in for movies that the image movement is also magnified. The wide angle underwater movies are much better than at full optical zoom (digital zoom is off). After a couple days the controls were easy to use to change modes and review pictures and movies.

I used 1 gig cards and the highest resolution which provided about 240 pictures or about 40 minutes of movies. Switching back and forth was easy. Movie recording will continue until the card is full or the battery runs out, not just short clips. My clips were too short until I was comfortable that I would not quickly fill up the memory card or run out of battery. Under water pictures were superb with a natural shift in color toward green. I recharged the battery every other night.
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