Olympus Stylus 720 SW
Olympus Stylus 720 SW review
The Olympus 720SW takes the Stylus series to the next level of “all-weather” designs. While the Stylus line of digital cameras is known for its practicality in inclement weather, the new 720SW can stand up to a wide variety of rough situations.
Less than 0.8" thick, this versatile, compact digital camera is designed with the signature style and performance for which the Stylus line is renowned with the added benefits of Shock and Waterproof technology - perfect for any situation, durable enough for shooting in any conditions.
- 7.1 megapixels
- 3x optical zoom / 5x digital zoom
- 6.4cm/2.5” LCD
- Auto exposure
- Movie mode with sound
- Tough metal body in three colours: Dusky Pink, Polar Blue & Steel Silver
- Waterproof up to 3m*
- Shockproof (equivalent to 1.5m)*
- BrightCapture Technology for better low light photography
- 24 scene modes (incl. Portrait, Candle, Landscape and various underwater modes)
- 19.1 MB Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
- ISO 64-1600
- JPEF file format
- Lithium ion battery
And as the Olympus µ (mju) 720 SW has been blessed with a 7.1 million pixel CCD and 3 x optical zoom and Olympus’s BrightCapture Technology it can endure virtually any photographic demands asked of it as well. BrightCapture Technology uses all of the information from the CCD to make the 6.4cm LCD screen significantly brighter, and boosts the camera’s light sensitivity to reduce the need to use flash.
The benefits of BrightCapture are evident from the very start of the photographic process, as this technology, unique to Olympus cameras, allows the camera’s generous 6.4cm LCD screen to be made 4x brighter than conventional screens. This makes framing shots easy even in quite dark situations. In addition to this, maximum ISO is boosted to 1600 – allowing faster shutter speeds to be used and reducing the risk of blurred images and camera shake.
Choose from among 28 pre-set shooting modes to get superior image quality, color and clarity in most any situation - night, sunset, beach & snow, candlelight, (4) under water scene modes and more.
Movie recording in VGA quality is also possible on the µ (mju) 720 SW, with the duration of the video clip only limited by the amount of memory available. As with still photos, video files can be saved either to either the camera’s internal 19.1 MB memory or onto optional xD-Picture Cards.
Even beginners will quickly master the camera functions thanks to an easy-to-understand Guide Function which briefly explains the various modes and choices directly on the LCD screen.
Once taken photos can be printed out quickly and easily by connecting the camera directly to any PictBridge compatible printer – no PC or Mac is needed – and simply following the instructions on the LCD screen.
Let’s face it, if a camera doesn’t look the business it will be left languishing at the back of a drawer rather than being taken out to play. And there’s no excuse for leaving the µ (mju) 720 SW at home, this great looking camera it is small enough to fit into just about any pocket thanks to the special folded light-path lens design.
Source - dpreview