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Olympus Stylus 790 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 reviews of Olympus Stylus 790 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. Comments about the performance and durability are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The shutter and low light performance get negative opinions. The memory and flash get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 790 SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus 790 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 790 SW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the battery and shutter.

usability, performance, portability, durability, reliability

viewfinder, contrast, shutter, battery

81% 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 790 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 790 SW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the flash. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, performance

reliability, low-light, shutter, viewfinder, stabilizer

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Olympus Stylus 790SW

 

We're no strangers to gadget beat downs – in fact, we think they build character. But Olympus only fed the flame when they shipped us...

Slick design and tight frame. Built to military and industrial spec for dust, and liquid immersion. 5 foot drops onto concrete don’t even begin to phase the device. 2.5-inch LCD screen is both resistant to freezing and viewable in sunlight. Reasonably...

Paltry 3x optical zoom. Picture quality is lacking compared to others in its class. 10 second max of 640 x 480 video is neither long, nor visually compelling. 14.7 MB of internal memory ensures the need for an xD memory card

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 790 SW review

 

Do you like to drop your digital camera on the floor? Dunk it in water? Bury it in snow? Who doesn't? But usually, that can cause some problems, since most cameras hate water, won't operate in freezing cold temperatures, and don't take well to falls....

Camera is waterproof to 10 feet, shock resistant to short drops and mild impact, and freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit; also, has nifty Perfect Shot Preview function.

No manual exposure controls; slightly soft images.

If you need a camera that you can take snorkeling or skiing, then the Stylus 790 SW might be just the ticket, but you can find better image quality elsewhere for the same price.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 790 SW

 

Preview of the Olympus Stylus 790 SW.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 790 SW

 

Olympus introduces the Stylus 790 SW, the newest addition to its stylish and durable Stylus SW line of digital compact cameras. Available in five stunning colors (orange, blue, lime, black and silver), the shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof and...

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...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Olympus Stylus 790 SW

 

If you need a camera that you can take snorkeling with you or take along to the ski slopes, and all you plan to do is view the images on your TV, email them, or print small prints, then you can't beat the 790SW. But if image quality matters to you, or...

Shock proof from 5 feet, waterproof to 10 feetDustproof, freezeproof (down to 14 degrees F), sandproof7.1 MP resolution2.5" HyperCrystal LCD monitor

Poor image quality

The Olympus Stylus 790 SW is a compact digital camera that is built to take

Feb, 2009

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Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Mju 790 SW review

 

The Olympus Mju 790 SW digital compact camera has been available for a few months now, so high time to interrogate this new member of the Mju family. The Olympus Mju 790 is a camera belonging to the successful series of cameras Olympus once entered the...

The Olympus Mju 790 SW is a handy camera to always carry with you. The camera's shockproof and waterproof features make the camera stand out from the crowd. When you are aware of these features you tend to use the camera in a casual manner. Place it on...

Expert review by : Andrew Alexander (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus Stylus 790 SW Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Olympus Stylus 790 SW features a design ensuring wherever you go - regardless of environment - your camera will go right along with you

Shockproof ; Waterproof ; Freezeproof ; Sand and dustproof ; Face detection autofocus ; LED Lamp super macro mode ; Internal memory for up to eight favorite photos ; A mode for every situation, including three underwater modes ; Good daylight screen...

Slightly confusing guided shooting mode ; Hit-and-miss autofocus ; No optical viewfinder ; Soft corners, chromatic aberration ; Heavy noise suppression at all ISOs ; Soft images overall at all ISOs ; Image quality limits print sizes to 4x6 inches

The "SW" in the name hints at two of the camera's more unusual features - both shock- and water-proofing. As with past models, the Olympus 790SW is shockproof to the MIL-STD-810F standard - meaning that the camera can withstand drops of up to 5 feet...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympust Stylus 790 SW Review

 

Like the first Stylus, the Olympus Stylus 790 SW is capable of capturing very good snapshots and memory photos with little effort on the part of the photographer.

Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, ultra-compact, and stylish

Resolution: 7.1 megapixels (3072 x 2304) ; Viewfinder: 2.5 inch TFT LCD ; Exposure: Auto Exposure (AE) only ; Lens: f3.4-f5.7/6.7mm-20.1mm (38mm-114mm equivalent) all glass (10 elements in 8 groups with 3 aspherical elements) optical zoom lens. optical...

Like the first Stylus, the 790 SW is capable of capturing very good snapshots and memory photos with little effort on the part of the photographer.  If that's not enough, the diminutive 790SW is built like a tank and can be taken along on active...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (washingtonpost.com)

Olympus Stylus 790SW

 

The Olympus Stylus 790SW is the third installment in a line of extra-durable cameras. This 7.1-megapixel camera can survive a 5-foot fall, 10 feet under water, and resist temperatures to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a standard 3x lens and a large...

Colors are more accurate than its predecessor, the Olympus 770SW, but that's not saying much because the 770SW performs so poorly. Skin tones have an unflattering greenish hue; the poor colors are partly a result of the inaccurate white balance system....

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (reviewed.com)

Olympus Stylus 790SW

 

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Oct, 2007

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