Olympus mju 750 review (Olympus Stylus 750)

Review Date : Mon, 4 Dec 2006

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The Olympus mju 750 (Olympus Stylus 750) is lifestyle compact with great protection and zoom. Our Olympus mju 750 review tests it's features...

Pros: All-weather protection, Stabilisation, ISO
Cons: Shadow noise, Auto ISO not always accurate

Olympus make two very similar models in the shape of the Olympus mju 740 and 750. The more-interesting one - and the one we're looking at - is the 750, which unlike its stablemate has mechanical image stabilisation.

Features

Besides image stabilisation, the Olympus mju 750 (Olympus Stylus 750 in the US) also has Olympus Bright Capture technology, with a top ISO speed of 1,600, getting the best of both worlds in low light. Bright Capture also increases the brightness of the LCD in low light.

Design

Like other mjus, the 750 features an all-weather casing. The wedge-shaped design is easy to hold, and the new design of the four-way controller on the back is attractive and not fiddly for those with oversized digits.

Performance

This is a simple compact to use, with the usual array of scene modes and program AE, so don't expect masses of control. However, the Bright Capture technology works well enough in dark places, making this an ideal party camera.

Image Quality

In general, Image Quality is more than acceptable, though there is some concern about shadow noise, even at ISO 80. Incidentally, in low light the auto ISO still remains at ISO 80, so thank heavens for the image stabilisation.

Value For Money

Street prices are better than the RRP, and not many lifestyle cameras can offer the same level of protection or zoom range.

Verdict

The mju 750 continues Olympus’s reputation as a convenient easy-to-use compact, that mostly does what it’s supposed to.


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Price as reviewed

£300.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 16/20
Value 16/20
Features 17/20
Overall Score 84%

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