Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Olympus Stylus 850 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Olympus Stylus 850 SW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the flash and low light performance.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

reliability, battery, zoom, low-light, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 850 SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

See all Olympus Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 614 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 547 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 338 of 547 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (33)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus 850 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Olympus Stylus 850 SW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

0% 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 850 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 850 SW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the shutter and viewfinder, while the lens and storage get mixed opinions.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, zoom, viewfinder, shutter

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 850SW

 

Preview of the Olympus Stylus 850SW.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Olympus Stylus 850 SW

 

If you lead an active lifestyle, and need a camera that goes along with it, then give the Olympus 850 SW a good, hard look. You won't find a better constructed camera for the money, and it has enough features to make it a very usable camera. It's got...

Drop-proof to 5ft.Waterproof to 10ftFreezeproof to 14°F8.0 megapixel resolution2.5" 230,000 dot display

If you're looking for a durable, compact point and shoot camera, take a...

May, 2009

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

8 megapixel now, several improvements, and still shockproof, freezeproof and waterproof

 

The attractive ultra-compact water, shock and shockproof 8-megapixel Stylus 850 SW is perfect for those who love to take their camera outdoors without having to baby it. The camera can take a beating and you can even use it underwater, down to a depth...

Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Snorkeling possible with 10 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide-angle, high-res...

Strictly point & shoot

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Olympus Stylus 850SW

 

There aren't many accessories to soup up the Stylus 850SW with: Just various camera cases and 'premium' colored wrist straps. There's a waterproof case as well, which let's you bring the camera deeper, up to 40 meters, compared to without...

Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and comes in many colors ; Compatible with both xD-Picture and microSD cards ; Very usable LCD outdoors and indoors, with backlighted buttons ; LED illuminator is useful for macro shots (and low-light focusing too) ;...

No manual controls ; Slowish lens without optical image stabilization ; Below average battery life ; Plastic tripod mount and tiny, packed buttons ; Noise + detail loss at high ISO speeds

Colorful and durable, that's what the Stylus 850SW is. Not only is it waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, the Olympus Stylus 850SW is compatible with two kinds of memory cards and comes with an LED lamp which you can actually use for various purposes.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Olympus Stylus 850 SW

 

The Olympus Stylus 850 SW (announced 22 Jamuary 2008) is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (38mm - 114mm). The Stylus 850 SW is designed for active people want a tough camera. It has … Continue reading →

It also features face detection, digital image stabilization, and a 2.5 inch HyperCrystal LCD display.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Carol Cotton Walker (digicamera.com)

Stylus 850 SW

 

The shock and waterproof Olympus Stylus 850 SW was introduced in January of 2008 as part of the company's big winter announcement that included no fewer than nine new consumer cameras. The 850 SW appears to be the successor of last summer's Stylus 790...

Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Snorkeling possible with 10 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide-angle, high-res...

Strictly point & shoot

The attractive ultra-compact water, shock and shockproof 8-megapixel Stylus 850 SW is perfect for those who love to take their camera outdoors without having to baby it. The camera can take a beating and you can even use it underwater, down to a depth...

Expert review by : Carol Cotton Walker (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Stylus 850 SW

 

The shock and waterproof Olympus Stylus 850 SW was introduced in January of 2008 as part of the company's big winter announcement that included no fewer than nine new consumer cameras. The 850 SW appears to be the successor of last summer's Stylus 790...

Attractively styled sports and outdoor camera, Snorkeling possible with 10 feet depth limit, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops and 14 degree temperature!, Superb wide-angle, high-res...

Strictly point & shoot

Sequential shooting is twice as fast. You can now shoot seven frames per second at 3 megapixel resolution. At full resultion (8MP), you can shoot six frames in one second intervals

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus mju 850 SW

 

Take photos of your near-death experience with this super-tough compact

and Olympus with its mju (or Stylus in the US) range. Both appear to sell in sufficient quantities to justify regular updates, most particularly from Olympus. One of the latest mju cameras is this, the 850 SW.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Olympus mju 850 SW review

 

We prepare to dive in with Olympus' fully waterproof compact

Excellent build quality ; Decent image quality ; Great underwater capabilities

Below par handling ; Pictures not very sharp

There’s a lot to be said for having a camera you don’t need to be too ‘precious’ with. This Olympus can certainly take the knocks, in or out of the water. However, for outright image quality, it’s not really a match for some of the latest similarly...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Olympus 850 SW

 

If your rambles take you through adverse terrain and extreme climate (or if you're just generally clumsy), having a digicam like the 850 SW is a definite plus. Why? Because it's shockproof and waterproof. While such ruggedness is great, are the...

The Bottomline The Olympus 850 SW is a great camera for people who go on offbeat vacations and/or are generally clumsy. It’s not a delicate piece of equipment that you’d need to treat with kid gloves. The only thing I'd say to even a child is – go...

May, 2008

Price comparison for Olympus Stylus 850 SW

Top 5 Digital Cameras