Olympus Stylus 790 SW - Digital Cameras: Reviews

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Digicam designers must not get out much; the 790 SW is one of only two made to scoff at the elements. (The other is Olympus's even tougher, fancier, pricier 1030 SW.) Rubber gaskets seal out dust and render the camera waterproof to ten feet down—a feature we tested while snorkeling off Mexico. We also verified that the freeze- and shock-proof chassis can withstand a five-foot drop when we kicked the thing out of a truck. A scene mode with samples, along with quick-access buttons for flash control and overriding exposure, made shooting in tricky outdoor light easy. We found the onscreen tips to be overkill in most situations, though. 7.1MP; olympusamerica.com

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