Olympus mju 790 SW review (Olympus Stylus 790 SW)

Review Date : Mon, 5 Nov 2007

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

Pros: Design, Noise control
Cons: Auto white balance

The Olympus mju 790 SW (Olympus Stylus 790 SW in the US) features a waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof shell, a TruePic III processor, as well as Shadow Adjustment and Face Detection.

A 7MP sensor and 3x optical zoom are within, while a 2.5in HyperCrystal LCD sits in the redesigned rear. Olympus's standard choice of guide and scene modes feature, as does an ISO-based image stabilisation mode. Despite its macho image, it's a surprisingly light camera and doesn't compete for pocket space either. Though clearly constructed to be waterproof, it does so in a much more stylish and appealing fashion than similar models.

Image Quality

Noise control is very good with only ISO 800 and above show any significant noise while the Auto White Balance isn't bad, if a little inconsistent.

Verdict

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


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Price as reviewed

£200.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 17/20
Overall Score 87%