04 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Product) Olympus Stylus 850SW 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

We got this camera a year or more agao as a replacement for a previous Olympus SW we misplaced. I simply cannot say enough good about this series. You can do some pretty rough stuff with this camera and simply does not stop working. Throw it in the pool, throw it against the wall… it’s all good!

Okay, seriously though…

First the bad… the indoor picture quality is not all that great. It’s “okay”, but really, don’t bother with indoor. Um, that’s it for the bad qualities.

The good… you can take underwater photos and they turn out pretty darn good. You can take it in the pool, to the beach. Toss it in your beach bag, where the lounge chair fall on it, no problem. It’s shock-proof, water-proof and basically kid-proof. I have some expensive camera equipment, but I don’t worry for a single second about handing this to ANY kid and letting them snap away. They won’t break it, it seems to be impossible to break.

The outdoor photos are STUNNING. The color quality is top notch for this class of camera. My photos from the pool are gorgeous, the ones for the beach are absolutely amazing. A birthday party outside for a 2 year old? Beautiful.

This is a great vacation camera – the only one we take on vacations (we live in Texas, it’s all about the water when we go on vacation anyway). It’s small enough that I can toss it in my pocket and if I sit on it, it will be fine đŸ™‚

I cannot recommend this highly enough, folks. Seriously, get one if you have kids and wish you didn’t have to worry about getting some expensive water housing for your existing camera or you worry you’ll get your current camera wet. Just buy the thing. At $190 currently, you can’t afford to say no đŸ™‚


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Manufacturer Description

With the rugged and stylish 8-megapixel Stylus 850 SW, Olympus proves that you do not need to be a windsurfer or snowboarder to appreciate a camera that is immune to five-foot falls, works in freezing snowstorms, swims with dolphins and survives everyday life with kids. Designed for the adventurer in all of us, the new Stylus 850 SW weathers harsh conditions in five stylish colors that make it attractive in action while it captures brilliant images to last a lifetime.

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