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Olympus µ 770 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 960 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and water proof. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the low light performance and storage. The contrast and exposure get mixed comments.

image quality, portability, usability, water proof, build quality

viewfinder, shutter, memory, storage, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 770 SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Stylus Stylus 770 SW


The two letters at the end of the Olympus Stylus 770 SW's name indicate that it's shockproof and waterproof, without the need for an optional housing. I found that it lives up to its name, but I still wouldn't buy it for use underwater.

Waterproof and shockproof Quick startup

LCD is hard to see underwater No optical viewfinder

In our image-quality tests, the Stylus 770 SW earned near-average scores for most measures but received slightly above-average marks for color accuracy and exposure accuracy. It took 246 shots on one charge over 2 hours, 15 minutes, which doesn't sound...

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Review: Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera


This camera is rugged and reasonably good looking. And that's pretty much where the praise runs out.

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW


You'll never have to worry about breaking this compact and nearly indestructible shooter.

Waterproof and shockproof • Bright, crisp display • Higher-quality images than predecessor • Lots of scene modes

Noisy low-light photos • Tiny buttons


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Olympus Stylus 770 SW


This specialty point-and-shoot is pricey for an ultracompact, but it lets you take pictures in places where few other cameras can go: underwater. The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is submersible to a depth of 33 feet and will withstand temperatures as low as...

Both waterproof and shockproof. Decent performance.

Confusing menus. Mediocre image and video quality. Pricey for an ultracompact.

Whether you're in the pool, at the beach, or trudging across frozen tundra, the Stylus 770 is tough enough to take what you dish out.

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW


Laptop users have always had the Panasonic Toughbooks if they needed to dash off a document in a war zone. Camera owners never have had a digicam that could take a similar beating without ending up on the scrap heap—until now. The Olympus Stylus 770SW...

Toughbook tough; 7.1MP digicam

Slow response; few manual options; expensive

There is no digital camera available like the Olympus Stylus 770SW.

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Olympus Stylus 770


The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is built for active lifestyles, the 7.1-megapixel ultra-compact camera is designed to take great photos in nearly any environment, including in water down to depths of 33 feet (10 meters) and in winter weather as frigid as 18...

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Olympus Stylus Digital 770 SW


The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is built for active lifestyles, the 7.1-megapixel ultra-compact camera is designed to take great photos in nearly any environment, including in water down to depths of 33 feet (10 meters) and in winter weather as frigid as 18...

Low-light photography has never been easier thanks to Olympus' revolutionary Bright Capture Technology. A brightened preview on the LCD enables simple composition; and with specific scene modes for high sensitivity settings (up to ISO 1600) and rapid...

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Stylus 770SW


As the newest Exilim in the Casio's Card series, the S770 brings with it 7.2 megapixels and a wide 2.8-inch LCD screen. It carries on some traditions of the line, such as the skinny 0.7-inch profile, trendy appearance, and almost countless numbers of...

Nice 2.8-inch LCD ; Trendy 0.7-inch housing ; Large menu font ; Easy to use ; Dual recording buttons ; High-quality movies ; Past movie mode ; Included camera dock ; Data transport function

Uncomfortable to handle ; Tiny buttons ; Only digital zoom in movies ; Top manual ISO of 400 ; Only 6 MB memory included ; Horrible included software ; Data transport works only on Windows

The Casio Exilim EX-S770 shares many characteristics with its predecessor, the S600. It has an ultra-slim body that comes in trendy colors and has tiny buttons. It is as cuddly as a box - in other words, it's not that comfortable to hold and handle. It...

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Olympus Stylus 770SW (Silver)


There aren't many waterproof compact cameras out there, let alone one made to survive drops of up to 5 feet. Olympus designed its 7.1-megapixel Stylus 770SW to do just that, providing real competition for Pentax's waterproof Optio W30 . By its tough...

Camera is waterproof to 32 feet; shock resistant to short drops and mild impact.

No manual exposure controls; slightly soft images

Olympus' Stylus 770SW might not produce perfect images, but you'd be hard pressed to find a compact camera as tough as this one.

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview


It's unclear whether consumers realized the significance of last year's Olympus Stylus 720 SW introduction. For those who missed it, Olympus underscores that significance in 2007 with the improved Stylus 770 SW. The Olympus 770 SW goes deeper...

Compact, sleek design ; Rugged build, sealed against elements ; Shockproof ; Waterproof ; Freezeproof ; Crushproof ; Submersible to 33 feet with no time limits ; Special underwater scene modes ; On-demand LED Illuminator Lamp ; On-board editing...

Full autofocus shutter response is sluggish by current standards ; No manual aperture and shutter-speed controls ; Control sequences can be confusing to operate ; Digital image stabilization (automatic increase of ISO) ; Even low ISO images exhibit...

Product Specifications

Olympus Stylus 770 SW is the world's most durable digital camera. You can drop it (from 5ft), dunk it (to 33ft), freeze it (-10

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach/snow / Behind glass / Candle / Candlelight portrait / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Shoot & select 1 / Shoot & select 2 / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater snapshot / Underwater wide 1 / Underwater wide 2


Model:770 SW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus /Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.0
Max Focal Length:20.1mm
Min Focal Length:6.7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Midnight blue/Mocha brown/Royal blue/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Underwater Use: Yes
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )/11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Frames / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None