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Olympus Stylus 710
Olympus Stylus 710

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Olympus Stylus 710

Editor's Review

The Olympus Stylus 710 looks a whole lot like the Stylus 810, except that it has .9 fewer megapixels and costs $100 less. The Stylus 710 is more than enough camera for most users, and is virtually identical to the expensive 810. DCHQ doesn't see why you should shell out another $100 for such a small, incremental gain. 7.1 megapixels will go a long way, and it's even got some of the underwater strength of the 720sw.

Specifications

  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 5x digital zoom
  • autofocus
  • auto exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 64-1600
  • lithium ion battery
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2006

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Olympus Stylus 710 Reviews

Olympus Stylus 710 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
This CAMERA SUCKS! The Blue Screen of Death (Hitachi — 10/31/2008)

I bought this camera last feb 2008, After a month used i find out its kinda weird how come my shots are all blurry. Ask the shop about it, but it says its ok... But for me it still looks blurry... for a 7Mega Pixel camera. My N91 2Megapixel Camera is more better when i compared it. Then just today while i was taking shots during our Halloween party. I was able to take like more than 30+ shots. Then suddenly i noticed that the screen is blurry again. Then after a few minutes the blurry image on the screen got worst. And after 5mins poof it turns to blue screen of death with an error saying D: error 5f08 5e02. Tried google some answers on how to fix it. I didnt try hitting the camera with my palm because its under warranty, but i did some of the suggestions like removing the battery for 10mins then press on press the zoom key, remove the XD card, pressing the ok function. But still no avail. And there are a lot of users having this kind of problem. From now on I'm sticking to camera cellphone and rather paying an expensive camera that has problems from the very beginning until reaches to blue screen of death after a certain period. I hope they would replace my camera and I'm gonna sell if afterwards.... DONT BUY THIS CAMERA!!! But you can buy mine hehehehehehe so I can get my money back.......

  • 4.0 out of 5
love this camera (someone — 06/18/2008)

i have owned this camera for 2 years and have no complaints...takes excellent pictures and doesnt malfunction in the snow like i have seen other cameras do ...would highly recommend this product to anyone....

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good pictures (kaushik — 11/01/2007)

Stylus 710 Mju is the first digital camera I bought and it is more than one year old. It takes great night time pictures when manually adjusted at 100 ISO. There are lot of features and I learnt a lot how to use it through the tutorials that are posted by e-mail by Olympus.

  • 1.0 out of 5
710 grainy horrible pictures (Tony — 10/25/2007)

I am no camera master but I am somewhat knowledgable. When using the motion stabilization on this camera, it adjusts the ISO up so high the pictures are nothing but noisy and grainy. Outdoors in plenty of light, the photos are great. But all my indoor shots, no matter what adjustments I made manually, came out grainy and noisy. Hate to say it but it ruined my vacation photos.

I will never purchase another Olympus camera. This was my first and my last. I will stick with Minolta or Nikon as in the past. The dealer sold me a lemon.

  • 5.0 out of 5
awsome (lisa — 06/18/2007)

i bought this camera loved all the features but had to return due to it would not focus got a sony w55 it took crappy pictures went back to oympus and could not be happier beauitful pictures worth every penny!

  • 2.0 out of 5
great and horrible pictures (christal — 06/01/2007)

This camera seemed to have a dual personality- some of the pictures were great (not excellent) and some in the same lighting situation, same room, same time were very grainy. I could never figure out exactly why that was...

Also, after only owning it for 8 months, the lens would not open and the camera would not work. Of course, the company wanted me to pay all the shipping to get it back to them and would not guarantee anything. For an all-weather camera, you would expect it to be more durable.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Couldn't be worse (jasmine — 04/30/2007)

This camera takes terrible photos. they are always blurry and grainy! I wish I never bought this camera!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera (Stephen McArdle — 04/18/2007)

My first low light pics were terrible, but I found that the flash settings are quite critical. All day light and fading light pics I have taken are great. You need to be aware of what you have the flash set to. The assistance menu is very very good and helps alot. The red eye is pretty hopeless though, but this may be me learning how to use the camera. I wouldn't say its a set to auto and just use it camera. But with the built in help it really does help.

  • 2.0 out of 5
grainy and blurry! (cristin — 04/07/2007)

I had great luck with my older Olympus digital and only gave it up after many years of use when I dropped it hard and it died. I thought this new smaller version was really cute. That's about all it is. Many inside pictures are dark and grainy. I also get about 1 in 3 that are blurry for no reason. I take informal pictures daily for the classroom and this camera wasn't worth the money it took.

  • 1.0 out of 5
just dont buy it (barbara — 04/02/2007)

really bad, the pictures were really grainy &it gets worse over time. ive seen better pictures on less than 5 mp cameras ...can anyone recommend a better camera?

  • 5.0 out of 5
excellent/good (ike — 03/31/2007)

I have owned three digital cameras and by far this is best one yet. It offers allot of options, like framing your picture, putting a title on it, making a photo album. Excellent quality photos. The only draw back is that Olympus doesn't offer a charger cradle that allows you to charge the battery while its in the camera. You can't beat the quality that you get for the price that you pay

  • 2.0 out of 5
anyone else having flash problems? (Adrian — 03/02/2007)

Twice now I have had to return my 710 because the flash stopped working. I also have the same problem seeing the screen in bright light, pain in the @$%.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awwwwwesome (Kris — 02/27/2007)

Amazingly small,Amazingly light and superb quality pictures and more importantly jam packed with features which can be very easily deployed with a flick of ur thumb. You can put it in your shirt pocket and ppl wont know its a camera..Literally..Well only disappointment was I cudnt find the color i wanted..which was the aqua blue one..but heyy that didnt mean I compromised on the Quality or features..

  • 1.0 out of 5
Can't find an additional battery (Char — 02/15/2007)

I'm going on a 12 cruise, and after I bought this slim, compact, nice looking camera, I was reading about the battery. It takes 8 hours to charge and only takes 180 pictures. So I went back to the store to ask for a additonal battery. They didn't have any, I have

  • 3.0 out of 5
Ghastly Weekend (mickey53 — 02/08/2007)

Took a winter photo safari. Snow sunshine. Without a view finder I was totally lost. LCD is worthless in sunshine. My Stylus 410 saved the day.
Stylus = weatherproof = outdoors = difference between average and good. Note to self>> never buy a camera without a viewfinder.

  • 5.0 out of 5
excellent (elias — 02/03/2007)

great camera, only the die hard geek camera fans will tell u this is a mediocre to below average camera, if ur a "normal" person, the camera is amazing

  • 3.0 out of 5
Okay for a "Toy" camera. (Steven Hatfield — 01/18/2007)

This is my 4th Olympus camera. I bought this one as my pocket "Toy" camera. the picture quality is not as good as my other Olympus cameras. The main reason I got it was for the panorama function. The Panorama function on the Olympus C-740 if far superior. This camera seems to bend or distort the image which makes it more difficult to "stitch" the pictures or print them without distortion. If you use it to take snap-shots it serves the purpose. I paid
$279 at Best Buy. Taking movies is easy and the sound is better than you would think for such a small camera. Overall I rate it as "avarage".

  • 2.0 out of 5
Take the good with the bad (william collins — 01/13/2007)

I think the camera is a good one. I bought it for a trip to Italy and it performed well. Although this is probably true of daytime shooting with any non-viewfinder camera, it was hard to see the LCD image when taking pictures in bright daylight. This camera needs to come with a hard-copy user's manual...not just the Adobe pdf version on the hard drive. My real problem is the software. It is horrendous. I can do anything with my Fuji cameras, email pics, burn CDs, etc. The Olympus software is a total dog. I had to pay an additional $20 to Olympus to get an upgrade just so I could save pics to a cd/dvd. Doing the simplest manipulations with images is a study in frustration. I may not be the most techno savvy person on the planet, but this software has convinced me that I will never buy an Olympus camera again...ever.

  • 2.0 out of 5
White screen of death (croomgator — 01/11/2007)

Any body else get the white screen of death?mine
was working fine untill the 9th on jan it still takes pictures but my screen is white.also front finish is peeling off.if olympus says i am out of luck i am getting a camera with both kinds of view finders.Bad thing is i just bought a new 1 gig card.I hope they will let me up grade as i rather have a better one.if not then i am going with another brand.

  • 4.0 out of 5
lots of features (reggie — 01/11/2007)

This camera is very easy to use. I am taking great pictures, even though I am new to cameras. The high resolution, all whether friendly, image stabilizer, lightness, cheaper price($200), stand out to me for this camera.
On the negative side it has only 19mb of memory (which I think is small for a 7.1mp camera). And some of the pictures are less than average quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5
slick, tiny (chip — 01/02/2007)

Very high quality, high res camera that goes anywhere

  • 2.0 out of 5
Did I get a lemon? (Ellen — 01/02/2007)

I can't understand the reviews on this camera. I have owned an Olympus Camedia 3.3 for years and loved it. When my teenaged son wanted a small but good quality digital camera I did lots of research and chose this one for him for Christmas. It looks like I will be returning it.

We took around 100 pictures. About 15 of them are very very blurry for no apparent reason. Some were indoors and some were outdoors. All the pictures are very grainy. Red eye is a problem in EVERY flash picture. If I put a picture taken with this 7.1 megapixel camera up against one taken with my 3.3 megapixel camera there is absolutely no comparison. The 3.3 Camedia takes much much better pictures. I have looked at reviews on several sites and it seems that about 1 in 10 reviewers complain of blurry grainy pictures. It makes me wonder if some of the cameras are just defective. I am debating whether to try a second one of these or just switch to a different camera. Honestly, these pictures look like something that I took with my cell phone camera. I just can't imagine how anyone could give this five stars.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Olympus Stylus 710 (Don B. — 12/30/2006)

I really love this camera. It is very easy to use and takes great shots. Video also looks great too. I have 1gb of memory and at a 1024x768 (a great size for most computer monitors) I have about 3800 pictures available or 45min of video. If you want full size video or “video camera” quality video then you would normally purchase a “Video Camera” not a compact “Still picture” camera.

I am unsure why some review it as average as mine does not seem to have any of the image quality issues reported. There is an upgraded bios flash available so maybe the reviewers had an older version bios (it can be easily flashed from the mfg site). It has a lot of manual settings available or just use “Auto mode” as it too works perfectly. If you want a bunch of manual settings get a camera with full manual abilities (you will pay extra for it too).

The pictures I have taken and had printed at Rite Aid (at 19 cents a print) or any another professional place of print are of the highest quality (this camera takes better quality pictures the any consumer available printer will print).

I have put this camera to the test and I have very high expectations but if it took poor quality pictures or had other unsatisfactory features I could and for sure would easily return it and get something else.

This camera (nor any compact digital) is not what you would use to replace a professional digital or high end 35mm camera. It is a point and shoot that is of very high quality. This would be a perfect all around camera for 90% of what most people would want or need. If you want professional pictures I have not seen any digital cameras (that normal non-pros can afford) that I feel are up to the task. I have a high end 35mm SLR that I use for that type of shooting. Everything else the 710 will fill the bill. I highly recommend this camera to ANYONE. If you’re a pro you should already know the equipment you need that is if you don't already have it. This camera is well worth the money for everything else.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Lots of bang for the buck$ (Kenny — 12/26/2006)

Just buying another olympus product because they just keep getting better every step. It even has a built in guide so the book stays at home. Pictures are great mid to close up, but long range is lacking a tad. Buy with confidence!
You will not regret it.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Grainy Photos - Terrible Camera (Erin — 12/26/2006)

My husband bought this camera (the second Olympus I have owned) for me at Christmas. I am a teacher so I took it to school to take some Christmas photos of my students. When I got home the photos were so bad and grainy, I printed them (on two different types of paper) and took them to the place of purchase to see what the problem was. The sales associate said the photos were so bad he would be disappointed if I were showing him the prints of a 2 mega-pixel camera and that I must just have a bad camera. I exchanged the 710 for another one (exact same camera) and went home to try again. I have taken more than 150 photos with my "new" camera and am experiencing the same thing. I have changed the settings to everything I can imagine (indoor and out) and the photos are horrible! Unfortunately, The company I purchased the camera from has a 15% restocking fee so I will actually loose money on this deal. Please beware! This camera is a horrible buy! Try ANYTHING else!

  • 5.0 out of 5
excellent (Maha — 12/19/2006)

the camera is great

  • 5.0 out of 5
GREAT PICTURES (JOHN — 12/18/2006)

THIS CAMERA TAKES GREAT PICTURES. DEFINITELY WORTH THE MONEY.

  • 4.0 out of 5
olympus 710 (ed mcclure — 10/11/2006)

this is an excellent camera, takes excellent pictures, needs more zoom.easy to carry, good battery life,

  • 5.0 out of 5
Right Stuff (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Great features, external button well placed and sized. Weather proof. Well priced. Just a great camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Waaaay better than what I had! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought the Konica Minolta DX1 and was very dissapointed with it. I only bought it because I needed a slim camera for my purse alongside the Nikon D70 I use for taking portraits. Anyhow, I sold my Konica Minolta DX1 and just bought my Stylus 710 today. Let me tell you, it is well worth it. Far better than what I had with the other slim camera. I also own the Olympus Camedia C-4040 Zoom (back when it was $700!), which was an excellent camera as well back then. And it still is! Above all... I like Olympus. Job well done!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love it (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I can say nothing more that I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!! Not only is it easy to use(even for me) but it also takes great pictures. On top of quality is the price I found mine on Amazon for a 314.38 they waived my shipping and also gave me $30 off for opening up a credit card with them. Which is great because its 0 apr for six months and i'm planning to pay it off way before that. I ended paying 278.99 for the camera and 35.39 for a 512 MB memory card I saved over $100. I highly recommend this camera to everyone!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Intricate detail (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am finding this to be such an improvement over my last digital camera. I've taken loads of pics and still don't understand why some reviews are bad. The images are of the highest quality, the camera is super light and ultracompact so I don't even know that it is in my purse.
All this and 7.1 mp!!!

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