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Olympus Tough 720SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and design. The water proof and portability are also appreciated, but the responsiveness and shutter get critical opinions. Comments about the value for money and lens are mixed.

usability, portability, water proof, design, build quality

screen, image quality, flash, shutter, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough 720SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

If you're after a camera that can survive the knocks, splashes and general messy nature of everyday life -- especially everyday family life -- then the Olympus 720SW is a very sensible buy.

7.1 Megapixel Camera ; Smart design ; Waterproof up to 3m ; Shockproof up to 1.5m

Slow shutter speed ; Auto flash can overfill ; Zoom buttons are a bit small ; Limited video capabilities

Underwater shots work quite well on the camera, although understandably it can be a touch tricky accurately framing your shot in that kind of environment. Undoubtedly, keen underwater photographers -- especially scuba types or those who need longer...

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

Flooded on first contact with water 30cm deep. Warrantly replacement was very slow. Shop said flooding was very rare, but I have a friend on her 4th camera - each one has flooded within warranty period.

can't think of any

poor quality photos, not waterproof, slow warranty claim process (and the replacement only has warranty from original purchase date, not date of replacement)

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

horrible.. i am a very outdoorsy person.. i hate this camera

pretty blue color

flash takes way too long. sliding lens cover moves all the time without knowing it.. focus doen't work well

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

All features of this camera is great. I like its easy to use and understandable controls. Its shock proof and water proof features are great.

LCD is good and large ; Shock proof and water proof feature is great

Zoom quality is poor

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

A neat little camera that takes good outdoor shots, but Olympus have very poor quality control. I have returned two cameras under warranty now and am about to pickup my third one month after purchase! The first time it didn't work straight out of the...

Can take it anywhere without worrying about damage (if it lives up to it's claims) ; Reasonably inexpensive - if it works

Poor quality control ; Lengthy warranty response times ; Waterproofness not good ; Poor photos in low light conditions ; Video mode looks like those staggering '70s home videos

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

Bought it only a week ago and took it surfing with me. It transforms the picture taking experience! Now I get to enjoy the surf even when I am out of it Woo hoo! I love it. My friends all want to get one now! Not sure about how long it lasts but I've...

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

Great for underwater use in swimming pool. Tough camera with relatively good quality photos.

Underwater snaps ; Tough ; 3X optical zoom is internal

Pictures could be better quality

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

I replaced my Kodak 2megapixel camera with this One, thought that the ruggedness and versatility even in the water would make it last for years, but it strangely become unstable even with great care. The bright capture wont work anymore coz all I got...

Good camera but for 3months only

Poor Warranty. I never really thought about that before I buy. lol

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

Good underwater and fairly good outdoors, although tends to overexpose a bit. Colors are washed out and need to be photoshopped.

Waterproof

TERRIBLE indoors and with flash, all flash photos had a hazy, cloudy section on one side of the photo. Long shutter lag time

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Olympus Tough 720SW

 

I got a pink one (So Cute) for my 21st birthday a few days ago. Finally got around to checking it all out last night. And it was great fun.

Although there are many options i found it very easy to use, very user friendly, Compact, And most of all enjoyable to use

Zoom range is fairly average

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