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Olympus Stylus 790 SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 491 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. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views about the memory and flash are mixed. The shutter and low light performance get critical views.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, performance

reliability, viewfinder, exposure, low-light, shutter

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. Views about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive 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.

Jul, 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. People really like the performance and durability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas the image stabilizer and viewfinder get critical reviews. There are some mixed views about the flash.

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.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus mju 790 SW

 

If you enjoy being dropped from a height into freezing water, Olympus has just the camera for you

The 790 SW looks rather different to the previous SW models. The almost military styling of the 770 and 725 has been softened, and the new camera looks a lot more like a conventional pocket compact. The case is still made almost entirely of metal, and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus 790 SW review

 

If you are heading out for the slopes or off scuba diving then the rugged 790 SW could well be the thing to slip in your backpack

If used properly this rugged camera is well worth the money and makes you feel a little more manly into the bargain

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus Mju 790 SW 7Mp compact camera

 

Just breaking the £200 barrier – although it's a safe bet retailers will price it at a more appealing level – is this waterproof (to 3m deep) and 'drop proof' (from heights up to 1.5m) beauty from Olympus, the Olympus Mju 790 SW.

The Olympus Mju 790 SW is a camera that is less about headline image quality and more about the practicalities of taking photos in scenarios that would otherwise test – or possibly destroy – lesser rivals. You pay a premium for the Olympus Mju 790 SW's...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

OLYMPUS STYLUS 790 SW

 

Point-and-shoot digital camera makers make many claims about their products, but few boast about the toughness of their snappers as Olympus does about its 7.1 megapixel Stylus 790SW ($239-$350). What sets this byteshooter apart from others in its class...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Olympus Mju 790 SW

 

With the market for compact digital cameras getting forever more competitive, the Macworld team take a look at eight of the best.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Olympus Mju 790 SW 7Mp compact camera

 

Just breaking the £200 barrier – although it's a safe bet retailers will price it at a more appealing level – is this waterproof (to 3m deep) and 'drop proof' (from heights up to 1.5m) beauty from Olympus, the Olympus Mju 790 SW.

The Olympus Mju 790 SW is a camera that is less about headline image quality and more about the practicalities of taking photos in scenarios that would otherwise test – or possibly destroy – lesser rivals. You pay a premium for the Olympus Mju 790 SW's...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus MJU 790 SW

 

The Olympus MJU 790 SW is a waterproof, shockproof and weatherproof digital camera. It is small enough to fit into a pocket and looks good as well. This is a 7 megapixel model with a standard 3x optical zoom lens. If you are looking for a poolside...

Indoors when light not perfect - ease of use - style and design - waterproof - shockproof

Sharpness of photos - photos very bright

"There are not many waterproof, shockproof and weatherproof cameras out there. If you are expecting the very best in picture quality you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a fun camera to use at the beach then this one is worth looking...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus mju 790 SW

 

The mju 790 SW features a waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof shell, a TruePic III processor, as well as Shadow Adjustment and Face Detection

Design, Noise control

Auto white balance

Looks great and performs well, giving similar waterproof compacts something to chew on

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Olympus mju790SW

 

When someone tells a reviewer that a camera is drop, shock and water-resistant, what do they seriously expect to happen? Quite... the claim's going to be tested. What red-blooded reviewer is going to take some camera maker's word for it?

Ease of use, Picture quality

Fiddly buttons, Could do with a more rugged finish

Small, easy to use and with good picture quality this is ideal for the great outdoors

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (thinkcamera.com)

Olympus mju 790 SW: Lime Green edition

 

Brighten up the gloomy winter days with the new limited edition Olympus 790SW, now available in bogey flavour...

Oct, 2007

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