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Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 651 reviews of Olympus Stylus 1030 SW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the storage and shutter, and views about the energy efficiency and battery are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus Stylus 1030 SW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1030 SW from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the memory, while the contrast and battery get mixed comments.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus Stylus 1030 SW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1030 SW from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the performance and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the zoom, and there are some critical comments about the image stabilizer and shutter.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, performance

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW review


Olympus has some of the roughest and toughest cameras on the market, most notably the 10-megapixel Stylus 1030 SW, a compact, point-and-shoot camera that's rugged enough to outlast any contestant on Survivor. But you don't have to be exiled or an...

Rugged, sealed body that's waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, and freezeproof; solid build and design, onboard Guide for beginners; live preview.

Average image quality and performance.

Other cameras may deliver better image quality and performance, but none can survive the range of conditions that the Olympus 1030 SW was designed for.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Olympus Stylus 1030SW


The tough and waterproof Olympus Stylus 1030SW takes terrific pictures in nearly any situation; we just wish it could snap shots a little faster.

Rugged and waterproof. Takes underwater pictures and video. Terrific image quality.

Significant shutter lag and long recycle times between shots. Uses xD-Picture Cards, which are limited to 2GB storage. (Can use microSD cards too but requires an adapter to do so.) ; Watch the Olympus Stylus 1030SW Video Review!

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Aug, 2008

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Olympus Stylus Digital 1030 SW


Designed for adventurers users worldwide, Olympus has unleashed the 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1030 SW, the toughest point-and-shoot camera in the world. This shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof model builds on the Olympus Stylus...

The Stylus 1030 SW performs as well underwater as it does on land because its lightweight, stainless steel and aluminum exterior is matched with interior rubber gaskets and O-rings to seal out the elements. It can be fully submerged to capture...

Mar, 2008


Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus Mju 1030 SW Review


The Olympus Mju 1030 SW is the latest addition to Olympus' ever-growing range of shockproof and waterproof digital cameras. Waterproof to a depth of 10m and shockproof against falls to 2m, the metal-bodied mju 1030 SW should survive pretty much...

Though you'll find some good deals online, you're not going to buy an Olympus Mju 1030 SW unless you also buy into its exterior toughness as it's obviously costing you a little extra over similarly specified competitors. At a time when a lot of...

Apr, 2008

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Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Stylus 1030 SW is more than just another stylish-looking digicam - it's the latest in Olympus' of incredibly rugged compact cameras, offering the peace of mind you get when you're using a waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and even freezeproof...

Compact, attractive design ; Rugged build ; Waterproof ; Freeze proof ; Crushproof ; Shockproof ; Submersible to 33 feet with no time limits ; Special underwater scene modes ; 28mm wide-angle optical zoom ; Macro illumination lamp ; Face Detection ;...

External control identifiers difficult to read ; Image noise even at low ISO ; Chromatic aberration ; Soft images ; Face Detection buried in main menu ; Image quality not as good as "non-rugged" competition ; Poor autofocus system ; No manual aperture...

The Stylus 1030SW includes both a ten megapixel CCD image sensor and Olympus-branded 3.6x optical zoom lens, as well as a 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixels. The 1030's lens starts at a wide 28mm equivalent focal length, and extends to 102mm, a...

Expert review by : MelissaViews (

Review: Olympus Stylus 1030SW, The Shockproof, Waterproof, and Freezeproof Digital Camera


The first page of this camera review will cover an introduction to what the Olympus Stylus 1030SW Digital Camera. It sheds light on why the underwater digital camera is considered indestructible. In this review you will also read about the cameras...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Compact Digital Camera


It almost seems as if with each day that passes there is a new, high-tech and unbelievably cool looking digital camera on the market. Olympus has decided to throw their hat into the ring with their one-of-a-kind Stylus 1030 SW compact digital camera....

How many digital cameras can boast that they are winterized? Very few, surely. The 1030 is perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, as it can perform at below freezing temperatures. And lastly, should your camera suffer through...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW


The 10.1 megapixel Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is a camera built for rugged types. Capable of being submerged underwater up to 33 feet, surviving drops from as high as six feet, calmly ignoring 220 pounds of pressure and shrugging off temperatures as low as...

The 1030 SW sports a handsome 2.7-inch display, with a par-for-the-course 230,000-pixel resolution. Most of the camera controls are crowded in to the right of this display, and although they can get a bit fiddly, they are laid out well and provide easy...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Olympus Stylus 1030SW


Olympus has come a long way from their first shock and waterproof compact camera to the Stylus 1030SW which can survive more abuse than probably any other camera out there. The Stylus 1030SW is a 10 megapixel camera which is shockproof, waterproof,...

Very sturdy construction: water, drop, crush and freeze proof ; Compatible with both xD-Picture and microSD cards ; Very usable LCD outdoors and indoors ; Handy LED lamp (for AF assist, macro lighting and torchlight) ; Helpful built-in guide and help...

No manual controls, not even long exposure or custom white balance ; Slow burst mode when using full resolution ; No optical image stabilization ; Plastic tripod mount (!) and cramped buttons on the back ; Redeye (removable via playback tool) ; Image...

The Olympus Stylus 1030SW has the features you'd expect in a compact camera, with the protection against the elements and accidents thrown in. This 10 megapixel camera sounds like the absolute choice for clumsy people, mountain climbers (or outgoing...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : John Virata (

Olympus Stylus 1030SW digital camera


Compact digital cameras are easy to use, output excellent quality images, and are loaded with features that can enhance the user's photographic capabilities. One thing that many compact digital cameras are not, as with most personal electronic devices...

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Sep, 2008

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