The Olympus Mju 790 SW Â is a point-and-shoot Â digital camera designed for active photoÂ enthusiasts whoÂ are looking for aÂ tough digital camera they can take anywhere.
Priced at US$305 Â the Mju 790 SW isÂ a nifty camera that you canÂ take anywhere and is waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof.
According to Olympus, the Mju 790 SW looks great and doesnâ€™t compromise a bit on photographic features.
Key features include:
- 7.1 Â Megapixels, 1/2.3 ” CCD
- 3x optical zoom
- Focal length 6.7 – 20.1 mm (35mm equivalent 38 – 114 mm)
- 100-1600 ISO (sensitivity)
- 2.5 ” LCD screen (230,000 pixels)
- 14.7 MB internal memory
- Tough metal alloy shockproof body
- 136 g grams
- Dimensions of 93.6 mm x 60.9 mm x 21.3 mm (W x H x D)
- Face Detection Technology produces perfectly focused and exposed faces even in tricky situation, combined with Shadow Adjustment Technology produces correctly exposed photos.
What the manufacturer says:
Boasting a tough body, the 7.1 Megapixel Mju 790 SW has the ability to go where other cameras canâ€™t. Whether at the beach, doing a round of snowboarding or navigating the hazards of a kidsâ€™ party, this camera withstands it all. For shooting in up to 40m depth, the optional PT-041 Underwater Case provides additional waterproof protection.
What punters are saying:
“the diminutive 790SW is built like a tank and can be taken along on active outdoor adventures (like back country hiking, rock climbing, off-road biking, snorkeling, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, hang gliding, and white water rafting) that would oblige most users to leave the digital camera at home.”-Howard Creech
“This is the digital camera you may want in your pocket if you travel a lot, do boating, hiking, skiing, and other sports activities. It is not afraid of falls, bumps, salt water sprays or snow.”-Photoxels
“The 790SW is lacking in terms of quality. Its resolution isnâ€™t effective, its components are low-quality, and the resulting pictures donâ€™t look that good. Expect to see blur, noise, moirÃ©, and other artifacts in pictures and videos.”-Emily Raymond
It’s seldom that a digital camera as tough and as rugged proof as the Olympus 790 SW. That’s why if you don’t mind its low optical zoom capability, low resolution and high noise output, then this camera is for you. Otherwise, you’d be better off with other digital camera in its class and then get those waterproof casing if you need to bring your camera while scuba diving or snorkeling.