Olympus Stylus 500 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Olympus Stylus 500 – Digital Cameras: Reviews

Olympus Stylus 500 - Digital Cameras: Reviews
Kevin Arnold

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WEATHER BEATERThe Stylus 500 is one of the only cameras out there equipped to handle a downpour: I shot supercrisp photos along B.C.’s Howe Sound Crest trail in rain that would have fried most digis faster than you can say “one-year warranty.” The secret? Tiny rubber gaskets within the all-metal body that separate water from electronics.

Bonus: The high-res, 2.5-inch LCD is bright and clear from almost any angle.

Bummer: The 500 accepts only xD-Picture Cards, which can be almost twice the price of the popular CompactFlash format.

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