Click for Coverage
Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
  • JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler

Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Off-Road Camera - Neat New & Basic

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2008
Share this
The first thing we did was to tick it in our aquarium for about an hour. the stylus 770sW is shockproof and waterproof, and we wanted to make sure of it. As you can see by the camera's monitor, it functioned fine underwater. The 21.2-inch hypercrystal lCD screen is really nice, but we feel that Olympus should have made some type of bezel around it or inset the screen so it would be more protected. We can envision this screen getting scratched easily if it were slid along a garage floor.

It's not often that we review a camera. After all, we're not shutterbug magazine. But thanks to our jobs, we've gained some pretty good insight as to which ameras will hold up inextreme conditions. Our cameras see more dirt and abuse than some guys' hiking boots, and if they're not sealed and built for rugged use, they find their way into the trash pretty quickly.

When the folks at Olympus called to tell us about their new rugged-duty stylus 770sW, we almost laughed in their ear. Did they know what we did for a living? We humored them, and waited for their new shock + waterproof (sW) camera to arrive. "sure, send it to us. We'll put it to the test for you," we told them.

Fast-forwarding to the inception of this story, the Olympus 770sW is still with us today, and in fact it now goes everywhere with us in a backpack, a glovebox, or back pocket. We've taken it swimming, thrown it in the mud, dropped it in an aquarium for an hour, stood on it, dropped it out of a truck, and buried it in the sand. After a little washing off, the camera is still working well.

PhotosView Slideshow
MODEL Olympus {{{Stylus}}} 770SW
SHOCK RESISTANCE A drop up to 5 feet
WATER RESISTANCE To a depth of 33 feet
COLD RESISTANCE Down to 14 F (-10 C)
CRUSH RESISTANCE Up to 220 pounds
POWER Lithium ion battery
MEMORY 18 MB internal memory
REMOVABLE MEDIA Up to a 2GB {{{xD}}} picture card
  Movie: AVI motion JPEG
LENS 3x optical zoom, 5x digital zoom
  with digital image stabilization
IMAGER 7.1 effective megapixels
SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING High speed: 3.5 fps
  Normal: 1.1fps
SIZE (IN) 3.6x2.3x0.8


Connect With Us

Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to the Magazine

Browse Articles By Vehicle

See Results