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Olympus Stylus 720 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Olympus Stylus 720 SW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The durability and portability also get good opinions, whereas the color and shutter get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 720 SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus 720 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 720 SW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the water proof and portability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus 720 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 720 SW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW

 

Drop it or soak it, the Stylus 720 SW point-and-shoot keeps on clicking.

Very good picture quality—underwater and above ground. Both waterproof and shock-resistant.

Slow recycle time. Some shutter lag. Pricey. Choppy video with tinny sound.

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Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW Camera

 

Looking for a camera for klutzes? If you tend to be hard on your cameras (by dropping them in a pool, for example) Olympus may have your number. The Stylus 720 SW ($400 as of 6/15/06) is the first pocket-sized digital camera I've seen (and I've seen...

Solid metal body, minimal shutter lag Rated waterproof and shockproof

Dimly lit LCD Can't alter contrast/saturation settings

Also, digital noise was evident in images shot at ISO 400 and higher--a common problem with point-and-shoot cameras offering high ISO settings. The 720 SW allows you to manually set its light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, though a couple of the...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera (7.4MP, 3072x2304, 3x Opt, 19.1MB Internal Memory, xD Slot)

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Solid metal body, minimal shutter lag ; Rated waterproof and shockproof

Dimly lit LCD ; Can't alter contrast/saturation settings

Rugged metal body is shock- and water-proof. Has 24 scene modes and shutter lag is low, but the LCD looks dim.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW review

 

Olympus Stylus 720 SW

Waterproof up to 10 feet; shock-resistant to drops and mild impact; easily pocketable; better-than-average outdoor image quality with impressive detail.

Few manual controls; cumbersome interface; low-light images prone to visual noise.

For those who need a tough, waterproof, and ultracompact digital camera, the Olympus Stylus 720 SW's strengths outweigh some frustrating usability issues.

May, 2006

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 720SW

 

The Stylus 720 SW can withstand a 5-foot drop, shoot under water up to 10 feet, and combines light, durable body construction and shock-absorbing materials throughout the interior. The stylish and compact Stylus 720 SW offers 7.1 megapixels of resolution,

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 720 SW

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Stylus 720 SW Specifications Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 megapixel gross, 1/2.3" (1.10cm) CCD Lens 6.7 - 20.1mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 10 lenses in 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses Zoom...

May, 2006

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW

 

Olympus takes photography to more locations in more conditions than ever before with the Stylus 720 SW, a portable camera that is both Shock and Water resistant. While we're crazy about this capability and the external design and build of the Olympus...

Waterproofing and Shock resistance make this camera ready for the real world ; Excellent design appearance ; Internal lens is protected from impact and compression damage ; High ISO images are relatively usable even at ISO 800 and 1,600 when printed at...

Full autofocus shutter response is sluggish by current standards ; Even low ISO images exhibit mushy color ; Indoor images shot with Auto White Balance are warm to the point of appearing sepia ; Chromatic aberration is high at wide angle ; Subdued...

As with the rest of the Stylus line, the Olympus 720 SW design is based around a weatherproof body that ensures wherever you go, your camera will go right along with you, unhindered by rain, sleet, or snow that would see most digicams left at home or...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Waterproof camera in an even more waterproof case

 

Olympus gets major kudos for offering this awesome combo of a camera that is waterproof enough so you never have to worry about taking it swimming or even snorkeling AND an intelligently case designed for it that extends operation down to a depth of...

Use it up to an hour in 10 feet of water, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops, Optional PT-033 underwater case good for 133 feet diving, Sleek and elegant just like a regular digital camera

Strictly point & shoot, Use of underwater wide-angle modes requires practice, Not many special features, Uses often hard-to-find xD-Picture Card

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (washingtonpost.com)

Olympus Stylus 720SW

 

If your kids have dipped your cell phone into the toilet more than once, perhaps you should consider a durable digital camera like the 7.1-megapixel Olympus Stylus 720SW. This camera can be immersed in up to 10 feet of water and can withstand falls...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Photo-John (photographyreview.com)

Olympus Stylus 720 SW Pro Review

 

Every once in a while a camera comes along that really gets my attention. The Olympus Stylus 720SW is one of those cameras. I had the opportunity to test a previous Olympus Stylus Digital, the Stylus 800 Digital, and really liked it. So when I got the...

Waterproof to 10 feet, Shockproof from 5 feet, Protected lens, Excellent macro camera, Good image quality up to ISO 400, Pocket-sized

No optical viewfinder, Inconsistent exposure, No histogram display, No shutter speed display, Slow shot-to-shot time, Visible noise at all ISO settings, xD Memory cards, Weak flash

I was very excited the about Olympus Stylus 720 SW. Being waterproof to ten feet and able to survive a 5-foot drop, it represents a big step forward for outdoorsy people who want a high-quality compact digital camera they can carry anywhere, anytime. I...

Sep, 2006

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