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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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas the flash and low light performance get negative opinions.

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.

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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.

Oct, 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. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder, while comments about the lens and storage are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, zoom, viewfinder, shutter

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

Oct, 2019

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 : Rosemary Haworth (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus mju 850 SW review

 

Olympus has been making all-weather cameras for a number of years, but until recently you needed to enclose your camera in a waterproof case to be sure that it would continue to function after a good soaking.

Judged side by side with the exceptional Nikon Coolpix P5100 in terms of shots captured, the Olympus mju 850 SW comes up short, but this is a truly durable and capable sub-£200 compact camera with all the manual controls you could want. (And you can't...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (techworld.com)

Olympus mju 850 SW review

 

The Olympus mju 850 SW is a truly waterproof, shockproof compact digital camera that doesn't sacrifice its looks or portability. It's not bad at taking pictures, either.

Judged side by side with the exceptional

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus mju 850SW

 

The mju 850 SW follows the successful mju 790 SW, with its only main difference being a slightly increased pixel count

Design, Ruggedness

Images can be a bit disappointing

Overall, it's a sturdy and stylish camera but hardly different from the 790SW.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus µ-850 SW

 

There's no doubt that despite the complexity of modern digital cameras greatsteps have been taken to make them foolproof. Many digital cameras are rather less foolproof when it comes to everyday life and dealing with impact, dirt, being dropped,...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (webuser.co.uk)

Olympus Mju 850 SW

 

At 8 MPs, this camera from Olympus might sound under-powered when compared with its rivals. However, with this model it's not the megapixels you're paying a premium for...

Whether you're an adventurous soul or you're just accident-prone, this sturdy snapper should survive most of what you might put it through. It's still better value than having to buy a second camera when your regular model slips through your fingers...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 850SW

 

Preview of the Olympus Stylus 850SW.

Jun, 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

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

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