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Olympus Stylus 1050SW
Olympus Stylus 1050SW

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Olympus Stylus 1050SW

Editor's Review

It's freezeproof, shockproof, and waterproof, but that's not all. It's innovative too. Introducing the new TAP control system, Olympus attempts to make this outdoorsy camera an adventurer's best friend. The TAP control system allows the user to toggle certain features by simply tapping the camera body. If you are climbing a mountain, the last thing you want to do is scroll through a menu to change the camera options. With the 1050SW, just tap!


  • 10.10 Megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 80-1600 ISO range
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Face Detection
  • Shockproof (5 ft.),Waterproof (10 ft.), and Freezeproof (14°F)
  • TAP control
  • Part Number: STYLUS1050SWBLACK
  • UPC: 050332166547
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2008

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Olympus Stylus 1050SW Reviews

Olympus Stylus 1050SW Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Grainy photos (Deanna Rohrbacher — 12/27/2009)

I am having trouble not getting good pictures they are so grainy my old Kodak was easier and better quality. I keep playing around with the setting, but no luck the photos just aren't that good. I am disappointed I was hoping for better than my old camera. It also not a point a shoot which makes for not taking it out and using more. I tend to have some else use their camera, because mine never turn out good. I will keep trying, but may buy a new one and different maker. I haven't tried the 10m setting to see if that makes a difference. I always get red eye on every picture even if I have the red setting. Just not getting this camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Focus and zoom are horrible (shruthi — 12/11/2009)

There is no clarity in the picture at all. When zoomed only the center portion of the picture is clear and the rest are blurred. horrible camera...sheer waste of money.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Used in Costa Rica vacation with excellent results. (Mike L — 06/12/2009)

Used the default (10MP/Normal qual); zoom; "sunset" mode; self-timer; alarm clock; movie mode (with 2 MB XD card); "existing light" mode. The last can tend to be noisy/grainy at times, but most of time was quite good. All other modes: Excellent. Dropped from coffee table with no effects. Used at Beach (no water, but sand was aplenty). Used both supplied battery as well as 800 mAH version: didn't get numbers on how long they lasted, so didn't note big difference, but both recharged quickly. Very Very happy.

  • 5.0 out of 5
soft and suitable for quick trips (Khalid Almasoud — 06/09/2009)

good performance of the sharp image and the colors and selection of exposure , soft and suitable for quick trips , and also great for the difficult circumstances.

My first shot with Olumpus Stylus 1050SW

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great for the right purpose (Bob Wetherille — 02/02/2009)

I received this camera for Christmas. I wanted it primarily for travel in St. John, VI, where I have a home. I used it several times a day snorkelling and taking snapshots- most turned out very well. There are enough features to tweak some of the automatic settings- it even took good sunsets with a tripod. I have owned many digital cameras, and this one is a great value for size, features, durability (so far) and price.