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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:04 am 
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Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know we've posted a review of the waterproof Olympus [mju] / Stylus 790 SW, and yes, there's footage of it underwater in our video tour!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... us_790_SW/

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... view.shtml

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:28 am 
I have just watch the video! Best video ever! Best part was where U put it in the glass of water and then drink:) :).

Really great presentation Gordon!

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:37 pm 
Great review Gordon!!! A fun looking camera :D

Great work once again.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:46 pm 
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Thanks! I wanted to have some fun with this one!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:12 pm 
My mum just ordered this camera for my sister mainly because of the fact she wont be able to destroy it so easily as her last camera, It had sand and water in the lens, cracked case and cracked LCD, she had it for about 3 months.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:43 pm 
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Remember like all underwater equipment, you do need to take care of it and check sealings etc - there's info in the back of the manual.

So yes, it is tough, but you still need to look after it!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:33 pm 
As impressive as the dunk in the water was, the fact is that no camera floats. And if you drop anything in the San Marcos River, which is not over 9 feet deep, the mud and muck at the bottom will instantly swallow its victim be it eyeglasses or a camera, I speak from experience.

I find it incredible therefore that Olympus did not provide a lanyard loop. At least I don't see one in the photos. I would think it imperative that one have a loop around the wrist to teh camera so that it does not 'fall to the bottom' if one loses one's grip on the tiny thing.

As it is, I find the absence of a way to tether the thing a big oversight.

But another great test proving that Gordon will go to any lengths, even underwater, to bring us the facts!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:00 pm 
nice camera and nice review .. and the video is awesome .. waw really as Drazen Gal said .. this is the best video u have ever made


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:59 pm 
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Thanks guys!

PS - River Rat, there is a typcial loop strap which comes with the camera, but we didn't use it in the video...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:25 am 
Awesome Review Gordon! I also like the classic Cameralabs t-shirt! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:12 pm 
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I really like this camera. It's just a pity that the image quality isn't better.
It seems that Olympus isn't making compacts with an image quality they once used to do (like the C50, C60, C5060, C8080).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:17 am 
Hans wrote:
I really like this camera. It's just a pity that the image quality isn't better.
It seems that Olympus isn't making compacts with an image quality they once used to do (like the C50, C60, C5060, C8080).

Hans


I agree, It seems as if image quality isn't Olympus' priority at the moment.


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