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Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews of Olympus Stylus 1050 SW. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and durability. The image quality and portability also get good comments. Reviews about the memory and size are mixed, while the lens and screen get critical comments.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 1050 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 1050 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1050 SW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The durability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the portability, while there are some negative opinions about the image quality.

usability, price, durability, performance, design

image quality

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1050 SW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and durability. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the screen and battery. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, price

size, reliability, shutter, battery, screen

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW review

 

The Olympus Stylus 1050 SW rolled out in October 2008 at a price of $299.99 and was the first to feature the company's Tap Control, letting you change certain camera functions simply by tapping on the sides, top, or back of the camera. Since then, the...

Rugged body; unique Tap Control; very good feature set.

Poor control layout; produces soft photos; sloooooow performance.

Despite its decent features and handy Tap Control, there's no getting past the slow performance of the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus Mju 1050 SW review

 

This pocket-size camera can endure a torrent of abuse, whether the Olympus Mju 1050 SW accompanies you on outdoor adventures, joins you on underwater expeditions, or just constantly slips out of your pocket.

The Olympus Mju 1050 SW is definitely a niche camera, but one that is very good at what it does. For shooting in extreme weather conditions, or simply surviving everyday bumps and scrapes, the Stylus 1050 SW delivers excellent photo quality with little...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (wired.co.uk)

Olympus 1050 SW digital camera

 

Are you the idiot who's always dropping his mobile phone or camera at parties? Or maybe you're the plonker who always gets the drink spilled on him?

Shockproof to 5 feet and waterproof 10 means you can bang it on the edge of the pool as you fall in with no harm done. Tap feature lets you change settings without futzing with buttons, and the camera can handle alpine frigidity with aplomb. Comes with...

Lens cover slides more easily than Ricky Henderson. The battery is easily inserted backwards, making you think it's dead or the camera is malfunctioning. Weak zoom and poor macro ability; this camera could use a bifocal upgrade

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus MJU 1050SW digital camera review

 

The Olympus MJU 1050SW is a waterproof digital camera. It is able to keep out water to a depth of 3m. It is also shockproof to a height of 1.5m and freezeproof to -10 degrees centigrade. This is a 10Mp camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. Some of the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus µ-1050 SW

 

Usually, if you want to take pictures underwater, you have to buy a regular camera and a dedicated underwater housing to go with it. But the [mju:] 1050SW comes fully waterproofed from the start – not that you'd think so to look at it. It's a very...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW Review

 

All of which makes the Stylus 1050 SW a great companion at the beach, boating on the lake or ocean, hiking, skiing, or just traveling -- without worrying about bumps, knocks, rain, mud, sand or dust!

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techworld.com)

Olympus Mju 1050 SW review

 

If you're an avid explorer (or a walking disaster), feast your eyes on the rugged charms of the Olympus Mju 1050 SW.

The Olympus Mju 1050 SW is definitely a niche camera, but one that is very good at what it does. For shooting in extreme weather conditions, or simply surviving everyday bumps and scrapes, the Stylus 1050 SW delivers excellent photo quality with little...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus MJU 1050SW

 

The Olympus MJU 1050SW is a 10 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. It is waterproof to a depth of 3m, shockproof to a height of 1.5m and freezeproof to -10 degrees centigrade. This makes the MJU 1050SW a good choice for a family or...

Waterproof - shockproof

Can be very slow to respond

This is a tough, robust digital camera. It is waterproof and shockproof, as well as being freezeproof to -10 degrees centigrade. When it comes to picture quality the MJU 1050SW can handle most snapshot situations. This camera is well worth checking out...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus Tough 1050SW

 

Tough but a little on the slow side.

3m waterproof and 1.5m shockproof, can survive in low temperatures, tap controls

Lots of chromatic aberration, extremely slow shot-to-shot and burst modes

Unfortunately the Tough 1050SW is a bit of a step backwards in the otherwise excellent tough series. Its extreme levels of haloing are problematic and the overall performance is downright slow. The tap control system is pretty innovative, however, and...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW review

 

The Olympus Stylus 1050 SW rolled out in October 2008 at a price of $299.99 and was the first to feature the company's Tap Control, letting you change certain camera functions simply by tapping on the sides, top, or back of the camera. Since then, the...

Rugged body; unique Tap Control; very good feature set.

Poor control layout; produces soft photos; sloooooow performance.

Despite its decent features and handy Tap Control, there's no getting past the slow performance of the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW.

Apr, 2009

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