Olympus Stylus 850 SW 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

The Stylus 850 SW is designed for active people who want a tough camera that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles. Incredibly durable, sleek and stylish, the Stylus 850 SW is a must-have vacation and party accessory.Accidents happen. A rugged metal body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 5-foot fall, drop or other mishaps. Innovative waterproof seals and gaskets allow you to take underwater movies and amazing pictures in a pool, lake or ocean. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures. Tracks faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.

Product Review Summary

4.4
Based on 17 user reviews
75% recommend this product
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Pros
  • Great Design (2)
  • Stylish (2)
  • Easy to Use (2)
  • Excellent Picture Quality (1)
  • Compact (1)
  • Rich Features (1)
Cons
  • Bad Picture Quality (2)
  • Difficult to Use (1)
  • Poor Image Stabilization (1)
  • Heavy (1)
Good For
  • Everyday Use (5)
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Consumer Reviews

4

Contains exciting perks yet lacks basics

byelgerkin Jul 14, 2010
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Water-proof, Shock-proof, Durable in extreme temperatures, Easy to use.
Cons Image quality, zoom, not a photographer of any kind's camera.
Recommended it? No

I've had my Olympus Stylus 850 SW for almost 3 years now. This is the 3rd digital camera I have purchased, but I'm not sure it will be the last. 
The camera is water proof, and for such a cheap price, you will find no other water proof camera that is as small, or that takes such clear... Read full review »

5

By Far...The Best Camera I've Ever Had

byfreekandy Oct 13, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Waterproof easy to use, large display, cool color!
Cons Battery life
Recommended it? Yes

I use a digital camera every day at work to show my clients what is happening to parts of their home. I also use the camera for personal use.
The screen is big and shows a clear picture. There is also a great video recorder for shooting video not only on land but in the water. I spend 3 days... Read full review »

12

Hands Down One of the Best Cameras I Have Ever Owned

bytdstyles Jun 2, 2009
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Waterproof, Beerproof, Shock Resistant, Great Resolution
Cons No Touch Screen Controls
Recommended it? Yes

I've had this camera for almost a year. I have brought it all over the world and put it through all kinds of torture. Whether its showing off its water proofing by submerging it in a pint of beer or its toughness by dropping it repeatedly this thing keeps on ticking and taking great pictures. It... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Miscellaneous

Shooting Programs Anti shake
Special Effects Sepia • Frames • Black & White
Continuous Shooting Speed 1 frame per second

Other Features

Underwater Use Yes
Waterproof Yes
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) • Resizing an Image • 16:9 Widescreen Mode • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • DPOF Support • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Audio Recording • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Direct Print • Water Resistant • Shock Resistant • Digital Image Stabilization • Built-In LED Illuminator • PRINT Image Matching • Saturation Control • PictBridge Support • Red eye Fix

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature -10 °C

File Format

Digital Video Format AVI

Battery

Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported MS Windows Vista • Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP

Connections

Expansion Slot 1 x xD-Picture Card
Connector Types 1 x DC power input

Microphone

Microphone Type Microphone - built-in

Display

Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Size 2.5"
Display Type LCD

Dimensions

Depth 0.8 in.
Width 3.7 in.
Height 2.4 in.
Weight 4.8 Oz.

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type None

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 14.8 MB

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Built-in flash

Exposure

Exposure Metering Multi-Segment • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 4 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO auto (64-1600)
Light Sensitivity Max 1600
Exposure Modes Automatic • Program

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 38 - 114mm
Macro Focus Range 20cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.35"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 3x
Type Point & Shoot
Digital Zoom 5x
Megapixels 8.0 MP

Product Identifiers

Model 850 SW
UPC 023000008500
Brand Olympus

Product Highlights

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