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#1 wagsy

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:37 AM

Today we got one of the Olympus 770 SW camera's in the mail.

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Took it out side and took some pics, seems it has pixel problems so off it goes same day back again to the shop, 800km away :)

The shop told us that it could be the memory card or computer monitor or somethig on the lens.... :rolleyes:
I suppose they know as they are the professionals :angry: .... lets see what they come back with. ;)

We just want our money back. :o

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:59 PM

Hi,

I'm also interested to see photos from this camera. Do you have another UW photos?
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 12:43 PM

Hey Wags, I have one of these, and mine didn't have any problems. It is a good camera and takes great pics but I wouldn't use it as an underwater camera. But I like it a lot because I can take it to the beach or out in boats and not worry about water spray...

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:25 PM

I have one. Takes great snap shots.

I have taken it snorkelling and dived down to about 5 meters. It worked fine. Of course, the onboard flash highlights back-scatter so its best without the flash turned on.

Lovely little camera. Great for swimming, photos in the rain, on the beach etc. I took some lovely photos in the pool as I was teaching my 4yo daughter how to snorkel.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:18 PM

some UW photos please, please ;)
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:40 PM

I took these with the 770SW during a recent trip to Roatan. We were looking for Whale Sharks (didn't find any ;) ) and we ran into a pod of dolphins. Instead of grabbing my big rig right away, I just jumped in with this little camera and got some shots of them. Later on my buddy took one of me and the big camera too. I have to say i totally love this little camera, is great for everyday snapshots and perfect for boat, snorkeling, hiking, etc. It is so tough I have no reservations letting my three year old play with it ;)

FYI - shots have been color corrected and two of them are crops, but no major editing. Also, there was a lot of krill in the water.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:40 PM

Just returned from a trip to Galapagos. My wife did a shallow dive to a maximum of 28 feet with the 770 - it leaked into the battery / card compartment and stopped working during the dive. Very disappointed.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:00 PM

Just returned from a trip to Galapagos. My wife did a shallow dive to a maximum of 28 feet with the 770 - it leaked into the battery / card compartment and stopped working during the dive. Very disappointed.


Oh No! Sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing too, I don't think I've taken mine past 20 feet or so. Good to know ;)

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:18 AM

As I said, I wouldn't take it diving, or even snorkeling past 10 feet or so. Also, remember that they suggest a maximum time of water exposure, 30 minutes, I read this in the manual somewhere. I think that this camera really shines for top-side boat use and very casual snorkeling (5 - 10 minutes). If you want to take it diving, Olympus makes a housing for it.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:41 AM

The camera flooded within 5 minutes; never got off one shot. This was essentially a snorkelling depth dive for the most part to play with seals. I have dived and snorkelled with it before up to 15 feet, no problem. I think Olympus should not advertise this as being useable to 33ft without a housing, if it is'nt.

As I said, I wouldn't take it diving, or even snorkeling past 10 feet or so. Also, remember that they suggest a maximum time of water exposure, 30 minutes, I read this in the manual somewhere. I think that this camera really shines for top-side boat use and very casual snorkeling (5 - 10 minutes). If you want to take it diving, Olympus makes a housing for it.


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