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Old 07-19-2007, 08:15 PM
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Does anyone have the Olympus Stylus 770 SW and is that the most up to date version of this camera? I know some people got a prior version and wished they had waited for the latest one. This seems to be a popular choice for boating and fishing pictures.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:01 AM
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yep...nice camera.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:23 AM
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I have one, and it has perfomed as advertised so far. I got the 2 gig card and it will hold 1200 photos or 1hr 20min of video.
Submerged it in Redbull and Vodka at the bar the other night. Haven't printed any photos yet, but here is a video from youtube I took with it...It looks a little better on my computer than the youtube. I think they hurt the quality to save space.

It's on a little company charter trip, so nothing very interesting, but gives an idea of the capabilities...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A3M5FXWOKI

I got mine from Beach Camera. Found them on pricegrabber.com
about $320 for the camera, and $100 more for 2G card, extra battery, 12v charger, case, USB card reader, etc.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:55 AM
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Hey Frank,

I have the Olympus Stylus 720SW. I think it is AWESOME!! I did see that they have this new one out and it goes 30 feet underwater. I do wish mine would do that, but the old one is great so I would think the new camera is a sure bet. It takes great outdoor/indoor and underwater pics and video.

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Old 07-21-2007, 02:17 PM
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Just got the 725Sw...can't go 30ft but it goes 15, good enough. Came with a float attachment in case it gets dropped in the drink and I think it'll be perfect on the boat.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:15 PM
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I just got one. Are you guys using the Olympus Master 2 software to manage it and your photos or are you using other software (Jasc Aftershot?) with the card reader?
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:53 PM
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I use the Evolt 500, its the best digital SLR on the market for the money. Keep it in a pelican case and have a water proof case for getting action shots. SLR is the way to go.

Olympus is the best, Cannon and Nikon are for guys who are worried about brand name (Contender owners).
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:39 AM
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Olympus is the best huh?

Well I owned an Olympus and my last photo rig was a Sigma SD10 which in "good light" will churn out some of the best photos I've ever seen from any Digital SLR. I currently own a Fuji S6000FD (SLR-Like) and if I had to pick between an Oly superzoom and a Fuji Superzoom, my nod would be for the Fuji.

But if you want a niche camera like the Stylus, something that is compact and water proof, the Stylus is pretty much the only game in town in that niche.

As for Nikon and Canon... Some of the owners give the brands a bad name.. But you really can't beat Canon's high ISO on thier D-SLR's and Nikon makes a great body as well. Both brand's premium glass (Nikkor or L) are horrendously over priced!

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Olympus is the best huh?

Well I owned an Olympus and my last photo rig was a Sigma SD10 which in "good light" will churn out some of the best photos I've ever seen from any Digital SLR. I currently own a Fuji S6000FD (SLR-Like) and if I had to pick between an Oly superzoom and a Fuji Superzoom, my nod would be for the Fuji.

But if you want a niche camera like the Stylus, something that is compact and water proof, the Stylus is pretty much the only game in town in that niche.

As for Nikon and Canon... Some of the owners give the brands a bad name.. But you really can't beat Canon's high ISO on thier D-SLR's and Nikon makes a great body as well. Both brand's premium glass (Nikkor or L) are horrendously over priced!
I chose the Evolt 500, it has all the same features as the same model D60 or Rebel 8meg. And its cheaper and lighter than the other two.
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YBM,

The Evolt is a nice camera, the only issue I have is the Four Thirds system. You are paying D-SLR price but you are not getting an APS-C sized sensor. In the Digital realm, the bigger the sensor and the wider the pixel pitch, the better the end results usually are. That's why Full Frame sensors (actually 35mm diagonal) are so pricey, but they also gain more sensitivity and less noise because there is more room to spread out the heat generated.

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Old 08-19-2007, 02:33 PM
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Back to the original question, what do people think of the Olympus Master 2 software?
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:13 PM
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I found that it was simple enough to use the Camedia Master II Software back when I had my Oly. It isn't as processor intensive as the software supplied with my Fuji. I had no problems converting raw files (or in the case of Olympus, Tiff files) to HQ Jpeg's via the software.

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:26 AM
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Here's an underwater video shot with the 770SW without a housing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19TFr6CtWs

I have been pleased with it's performance. The software is very easy to use.
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I just got a 770SW last week. I am happy with it so far. Not so good in low-light, just not enough lens. Great for carrying in your pocket, on the beach, in the boat, etc. Havent had it underwater yet, but that will happen.

On the Master2 Software, I have loaded it up and then uninstalled it twice now. I think I will leave it uninstalled this time. The only feature I really wanted to try was the Panorama feature, and I can do better with more control using the AutoStitch software. If you DO use the Master2 for panos, unless I am missing something, you need to take the photos from left to right in sequence or it will try to paste them together backwards. No good.

I use Paintshop Pro for handling photos, it does a good job. My big computer is in storage, but when I get it back I will go back to using Photoshop.
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