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Olympus Stylus 850 SW 8 Megapixel Compact Camera - Yellow - 226335

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Olympus Stylus 850 - Honest Review

by Alfred Pecson on 11/18/2008

Like a wise shopper like yourself, i like to research my future product to ensure i am receiving a quality product. While researching products, dont forget about It provides a biased opinion about the products. As for this camera, It has everything a Person of my age and of my lifestyle needs. I can take it to the bar, drop it on the floor, snowboard and crash miserably and have the camera be missing for hours, yet to be found safe and sound from the freeze and water. And at the beach? The sand or water doesnt stand the chance.... Its a great camera, You dont need the viewfinder anymore these days... =)

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Product Overview

Tough enough for everyday life. 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.


Manufacturer Olympus
Mfg Part# 226335
SKU 206890316
UPC 050332162679
UPC 14 00050332162679
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The Shockproof Stylus 850 SW has a durable metal body, floating circuit board and an innovative shock-absorbing construction to protect it from drops up to 5 feet.
A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.
It's Freezeproof up to -10c/14f. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures!
The perfect camera for a trip to the great outdoors, the airtight design makes the camera impervious to dust, dirt and other particles.
Face Detection tracks your subjects' faces within the frame and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Digital Image Stabilization helps prevent camera shake and fast moving subjects from blurring your images. Get sharper images with high ISO and fast shutter speeds.
Get superior image quality with a high-resolution 8-megapixel CCD. Make large prints, or even crop, without losing detail.
Get close to the action with the 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom.
2.5" HyperCrystal™ LCD provides anti-glare technology and an extra-wide viewing angle that makes it easy to compose and shoot. You can even share photos with family and friends in bright, direct sunlight.
In-Camera Panorama mode captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture. Simply press the shutter button and slowly pan across a panoramic scene.
Capture and share your fondest memories -- even underwater -- in full motion using AVI Movie with sound.
Whether you're taking pictures on the beach, at night, behind glass or even underwater, there's a Shooting Mode that's ideal for the occasion.
Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, Perfect Shot Preview lets you see the effects of various settings before you shoot, so you can always capture the perfect shot.
Correct shooting mistakes instantly. With the touch of a button, Perfect Fix will lighten up shadows and remove red-eye so a less-than-perfect shot can still turn out perfectly!
Shadow Adjustment Technology will help you capture all the amazing details exactly as you see them. You'll capture smiles, even in backlight scenes; you'll pick up detail, even in the shadows cast by bright sunlight.
Developed for the professional Digital SLR, the TruePic™ III Image Processor delivers superior images with true-to-life color, sharper detail, and less noise.
A built-in LED illuminates your subjects when you can’t use a flash — perfect for shooting macro or low-light portraits.
Tech Specs
OLYMPUS Stylus 850 SW 8.0 MP Yellow Digital CameraImager: 8.0 Megapixels/ effective,1/2.35 Inch CCD/ 1.1cm Lens: 6.7 to 20.1 mm/ 38 to 114 mm equivalent in 35mm photography, 10 Lenses in 8 Groups, 3 Aspherical Lenses Zoom: 3x Optical Zoom plus 5x Digital Zoom/ Seamless to 15xAperture Range: F3.5 to F5.0 LCD: 2.5 inch/ 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD, approx. 230,000 dots 5 Steps Brightness Adjustment Viewfinder N/A Focus System: CCD Contrast Detection Focus Range: Normal mode: 19.7 Inch to infinity/ 0.5m to infinityMacro mode: Wide: 7.9 Inch to infinity/ 0.2m to infinity,Tele: 11.8 Inch to infinity/ 0.3m to infinity Focus Mode: iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec. to 1/2 sec./ up to 4 sec. in Night Scene modeISO: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, equivalentMetering Mode: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE, when Face Detection AF is selectedWhite Balance: Auto, Presets/ Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents Exposure Compensation: positive/negative 2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps Recording Modes: Still Image: JPEG, Movie: AVI Motion JPEG Adjustment Resolutions: 8MP/ 3,248 x 2,436, 5MP/ 2,560 x 1,920, 4MP/ 2,304 x 1,728, 3MP/ 2,048 x 1,536, 2MP/ 1,600 x 1,200, 1MP/ 1,280 x 960, VGA/ 640 x 480, 16:9/ 1,920 x 1,080 Shooting Modes: 28 Shooting Modes; Auto, Program Auto, Digital Image Stabilization, Scene Modes/ 1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. LANDSCAPE plus PORTRAIT, 4. NIGHT SCENE, 5. NIGHT plus PORTRAIT, 6. SPORT, 7. INDOOR, 8. CANDLE, 9. SELF PORTRAIT, 10. AVAILABLE LIGHT PORTRAIT, 11. SUNSET, 12. FIREWORKS, 13. CUISINE, 14. BEHIND GLASS, 15. DOCUMENTS, 16.AUCTION, 17.SHOOT and SELECT1, 18. SHOOT and SELECT2, 19. BEACH and SNOW, 20. PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE, 21. UNDERWATER SNAPSHOT, 22. UNDERWATER WIDE1, 23. UNDERWATER WIDE2, 24. UNDERWATER MACRO, Movie Panorama Modes: Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD Picture CardSequential Shooting: High speed: 6.9 frames per second, 10 frames/ 3MP, Normal speed: 1.0 frames per second, 6 frames/ 8MPShooting Assist Functions: Shooting Guide, Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording Movie Mode: AVI Movie with Sound, 640x480/ 30/15fps, 320x240/ 30/15fps Image Processing: TruePic III Image Processor Noise Reduction: Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 secon
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Features Image Stabilization / Red-Eye Reduction
Camera Megapixels 8 - 9 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 8
Color Yellow
Color Class Yellow
Digital Zoom (x) 5
Focal Length (mm) 6.7
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Electronic
Max Shutter Speed o 1/1000
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Min Shutter Speed 4
Optical Zoom (x) 3
Optical Zoom Range (x) 2.0 - 4.9
Product Line Stylus
Resolution 3248 x 2436
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