(SFR) Another waterproof digital camera

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  1. Jim Jones

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    I also see that it is freeze proof. Down to -10.

    I have a Stylus 500 and it wasn't freeze proof. It has the sliding lens cover which opens when it is activated. Well I left it in my car this winter and it tried to freeze up. The cover doesn't open all the way now, without help from the operater.

    Gonna send it back to Olympus and see if they will fix it without costing an arm and a leg.

    Jim
     
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    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Just in time for my b-day. ;)
     
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    Looks like a nice little camera! I do wish it had a traditional view finder though and more than 3x Optical, but I will check it out. I've been thinking of getting the Pentax waterproof one and see what other options are out there.

    Bill
     
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    I have a 720 SW. These have been out for several months. Almost exactly like the 770 it appears minus the "freezeproof designation". I have really liked mine. Lots of different "modes" to acheive different effects.

    vs. the pentax, the olympus 720SW (and probably 770SW)

    costs more
    SHOULD be more durable/waterproof if judged by the ratings
    is harder to navigate
    takes pictures underwater better
    does not take up close pictures of small objects as well (i.e. flies)

    Good to have choices......
     
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    so the pentax takes better close up pictures. What type of memory card does the pentax use, if it is the SD i can just use my cards from my old camera. I know Olympus uses the XD, so I would have to get rid of all of my cards.
     
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    Pentax uses SD. I thought the use of XD was an odd choice.

    Jim
     
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    I think Olympus is the creater of XD, that may be why they are so damn stubborn and won't integrate with the other companies.
     
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    dude.... sweet
     
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    Nice vid's!! I especially like the first one!

    Guess this is the ultimate catch & release tool.. get a picture or video of your fish and you never have to remove it from the water! Sounds like a reason to get one, not that I really need one, a reason that is! :)

    Luckily my current camera is an Olympus, so I already have an XD card I can use, assuming they haven't changed the size of the cards. I think some of the camera's use mini XD or SD cards.

    Bill
     
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    also, check out mike doughty's gallery. He has some underwater pix taken with the olympus I think
     
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    Yeah, the 720 takes the XD, or now the XD "H" version. I just picked up a 1GB for about $30. Almost 600 pics with high res.
     
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    First time I recall this type of info ...

    MANOMETER.
    The Stylus 770 SW features a built-in manometer that measures air and water pressure to calculate the altitude and depth of your photos.

    What does it really bring to the party?:confused: Camera also appears to be a fixed lens, point and shoot, or am I missing something there too?
     
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    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    First time I recall this type of info ...

    It's got a 3x optical zoom, like the 720. It's not much, but for fishing glory shots, which is what I use mine for, you don't really need much zoom.

    And I agree about the Manometer. What's that all about?

    Jeff
     
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    How do you know when the camera is pointed in the right direction when it's underwater? Does the viewfinder swivel about so you can see into it without you having to get your head wet?:confused:
     
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    i have the 720 SW and really like it.
     
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    I've got a 720 for work. It's a nice little camera but I haven't tried it underwater yet. It will be going to Mexico with me though, so hopefully I can get some underwater shots.
     

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