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Olympus Stylus 770 SW Review

Review Date: May 21, 2007

Olympus Stylus 770 SW
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is "the world's most durable digital camera." Drop it (from 5ft), dunk it (to 33ft), freeze it (-10°C/14°F) or even try to crush it (up to 220lbf), and it will keep taking photos.

Like the Stylus 720 SW that it replaces, the Olympus Stylus 770 SW's durable construction is designed to withstand a five-foot drop, bump, or other mishap, so your camera and images are protected. Innovative waterproof sealant technologies allow you to take pictures in the pool, at the waterpark or in the ocean -- down to depths of 33 feet (10m) — and even record underwater movies with sound.

Two new "tough" capabilities have been added to the Stylus 770 SW:

  • The 770 SW is now winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures. So, now there is no excuse not to take it skiing or sledding.
  • The stainless steel body and reinforced LCD makes the Stylus 770 SW able to withstand up to 220 lbs. of pressure. Forgot it at the bottom of your backpack? No problem!

The built-in, on-screen manometer can measure air and water pressure to calculate the altitude and depth of your photos.

27 useful shooting modes, including QuickTime (640 x 480) 15fps with sound and 4 Under Water scene modes. LCD Bright Capture Technology allows for enhanced previewing in low light.

There is no other digital camera like it in its category. With the ultra-compact Olympus Stylus 770 SW, you now have no excuse not to always have this perfect travel companion with you -- anywhere, literally.

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Image Sensor 7.1-megapixel effective, 7.4-megapixel gross, 1/2.33” CCD
Lens 6.7 – 20.1mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 10 lenses in 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses
Zoom 3x optical and 5x digital combined (seamless to 15x)
Aperture Range F3.5 – F5.0 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
LCD 2.5” (6.4cm) HyperCrystal LCD (approx. 230,000 pixels)
Viewfinder N/A
Focus System CCD Contrast detection
Focus Ranges

Normal mode: 19.7” – infinity (0.5m – infinity)
Macro Mode: W: 7.9” – infinity (0.2m – infinity)
Super Macro mode: 2.8” – 19.7” (7cm – 50cm)

Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec – ½ sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Metering Mode Digital ESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2 and Fluorescent3)
Recording Modes Still image: JPEG
Movie Mode: AVI Motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions 3,072 x 2,304, SHQ
3,072 x 2,304, HQ
2,560 x 1,920, SQ1
2,304 x 1,728, SQ1
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
1,600 x 1,200, SQ2
1,280 x 960, SQ2
1,024 x 768, SQ2
640 x 480, SQ2
Shooting Modes 27 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro, Under Water Snapshot, Movie)
Panorama Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Sequential Shooting High Speed: 3.5 frames per second up to 12 frames (3MP)
Normal: 1.1 frames per second to the capacity of the card
Selftimer 12 seconds/auto
Movie Mode AVI movie with sound
640x480/15fps, SHQ;
320x240/15fps, HQ;
160x120/15fps, SQ
Image Processing TruePic TURBOTM Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Candle, Available Light Portrait Sunset, Fireworks
Image Playback Still image: single, index display (4/9/16/25), up to 10x enlargement, slideshow, rotation, calendar, My Favorites
Movie: normal, fast-forward, reverse, frame-by-frame
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Resize, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Title, Calendar
Movie: Frame Index
Direct Printing Options PictBridge and DPOF
Flash Built-in
Hot Shoe No
Flash Modes Auto (for low and backlight)
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Working Range Wide: 12.5ft (3.8m), Tele: 8.5ft (2.6m)
Settings Memorization On/Off (hold changes/reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Automatically records with each image (up to the year 2099)
Memory 18 MB (Internal)
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
Outer Connectors Multi-terminal (USB connector, Audio/Video output, DC input)
Auto-connect USB USB 2.0 Full Speed
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/Vista
Mac OS 9-9.2/OS X 10.1-10.4
Software: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/Vista
Mac OS X 10.3 and higher
Operating Environment Operation: 14° – 104°F (-10° – 40°C)
Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C)
Power Supply Lithium Ion rechargeable battery (LI-42B),
AC Adapter (E-7AC) with optional CB-MA1 DC coupler
Size (W x H x D) 91.8 x 59.2 x 20.6 mm /
3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
Weight (camera body only) 155g / 5.5 oz. without battery and media card
MSRP US $399.99 / CDN $449.99 / UK £300

Package Contents:

  • Stylus 770 SW digital camera
  • LI-42B Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger
  • USB cable, Audio/Video cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Manual
  • Basic Manual
  • CD-ROM (OLYMPUS Master 2.0 Software)
  • Warranty card

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
All trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holder.
©2007 Olympus Imaging America Inc.

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW
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