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Olympus Stylus 760
Olympus Stylus 760

Olympus Stylus 760

We've given the 760 a grade of D+.

Editor's Review

The Olympus Stylus 760 is encased in a slim, metal body that is weatherproofed for extra durability. The ultracompact 760 also has a nice, 7.1 megapixel CCD for taking high-resolution photos that will make excellent prints. Stay tuned for more information about the Stylus 760 as it becomes available.


  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 5x optical zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Image Stabilization
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • xD-Picture Card storage
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Part Number: 225905
  • UPC: 050332159464
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2007

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Olympus Stylus 760 Reviews

Olympus Stylus 760 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Pictures not crisp and clear (Jennifer — 05/09/2009)

Bought this camera because the lens was suppose to be the best,however most of my pictures are very blurred and not crisp and clear. Just 2 weeks over warranty the mother board went had to have it repaired for $60. dollars. They would not repair it for free. And now it looks like the same problem is happening again. Don't purchase this one, would not recommend.

  • 1.0 out of 5
D-555 zoom (Wm Hart — 12/30/2008)

The instruction booklet is terrible. Several of the features the camera has aren't even covered in the instructions. After two years the camera has slowed dramatically. I have tried everything to try to improve the speed to no avail. I sent Olympus an email to their internet site and they won't even answer. It's like they only want to sell you a product once and don't want repeat customers. Well they will get their wish. I won't buy any other Olympus products.

  • 1.0 out of 5
bad pics (randy — 09/25/2008)

Since the day I have owned this camera the pics have been blurry or out of focus. I have an old camedia 2.1 that still works better than the 760. The first time I took it back to best buy the guy said "oh yeah the 760" like yep there have been complaints before. The camera has been sent back to the factory twice already and still the pics, about 1 out of 3 come out blurry. The guy at best buy actually said well just sell it online, and sorry nothing we can do. So unfortunatly I wont be buying Olympus again.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Don't Buy Factory Reconditioned Camera (Barb — 08/26/2008)

I paid good dollars for this one on EBay and it worked well for almost a year and now the pictures it takes are so dark that I have to lighten them manually after I download them: even when taken in broad daylight.
Also, the color was never good to begin with and I didn't realize that until I joined a camera club. Years ago before digitals I owned an Olympus which was fabulous, but I don't think they have it quite right yet to produce digitals.
I can't think of anything positive about it, other than it is fast, and the zoom works unless you put it to its extreme and then it gets fuzzy. Oh yes, the size of it is terrific, nice and slim design.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Not "all weather" and terrible customer service (Lisa Hamilton — 01/22/2008)

My LCD screen cracked after about 3 months, since I hadn't dropped or hit the camera I thougth it would be a warranty issue. I was told it may have cracked due to heat. We were using the camera on a boat the day it cracked, the manual says not to submit the camera to temps over 140 and I am certain it wasn't that hot! I was charged $149 to repair a camera that was listed on Amazon for $179. I wrote a letter and was answered with a "too bad so sad" sort of response. No more Olympus products for me (it is also a pain tio charge the battery)

  • 5.0 out of 5
Perfect except for one thing -- well, maybe two (Alene McClure — 05/19/2007)

I love this camera. We have another small Olympus, too—my husband's camera. Both have given generally excellent results. Both are pocketable, have easy to figure out menus, have appropriate flash (rarely needed). You can take amazing photos inside without flash.

There are two things about this camera I don't like so much. One I knew about before I bought it, but didn't realize it would be as much of a problem as it is. And that is the lack of a viewfinder. Outdoors it is nearly impossible to see what you are shooting in nearly any kind of light! You really are "shooting blind". Surprisingly, most of the photos come out fine, but I still prefer to actually compose my picture in a viewfinder of some kind and the screen just appears black, especially if you are holding the camera vertically. It does better with closer subjects. Indoors you can see the screen just fine.

The other minor quibble is that this camera in its Super Macro mode does not focus as close as my husband's Stylus 600. It does make a huge difference. With his you can literally fill the frame with a very small flower—although you do need to use the 'hand shake' feature, but the results can be breathtaking. Mine, you have to get as close as possible and then crop like crazy on the computer.

I wish Olympus would make a similar, even if slightly bigger, camera that would have true macro focus (like the 600) and a zoom that would go out to about 135-150 mm, but with a much needed viewfinder.