Friday, February 16, 2007

Olympus Stylus 770 SW

Olympus announced the Stylus 770 SW (μ Mju 770 SW) last month. It's a super compact camera with impressive toughness. The camera features a 7.1 megapixel sensor, 2.5" LCD (nice to see when underwater) and a 3x optical zoom. Normally these tough cameras are ugly, but the 770 SW looks quite stylish, coming in Silver, Bronze and Royal Blue.

The 770SW is waterproof to as deep as 33 feet (10 meters) and withstand as cold as -14F degrees (-10C). It can survive falls up to 5 feet (a very common occurrence for some people...) and heavy loads up to 220 pound pressure. What I like about it is it includes a manometer that measures air and water pressure to calculate the altitude and depth of the photos. If the 770SW comes with a GPS to record the precise location of photo capture, it really would be the perfect outdoor camera.

With a list price of $379.99, it's an awesome camera for people living the active lifestyle. Check out the hands-on preview on Digital Camera Info.

Update! Impress Watch Japan just posted sample pictures from the μ770SW.

Also, Gizmodo has a picture of the 770SW inside a block of ice at PMA 07.

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