Olympus Stylus 780 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom / 5.6x digital zoom
  • Image Stabilization
  • Auto Focus, Auto Exposure with 18 scene modes
  • ISO 64-1600
  • Movie mode, with sound
  • 2.5" LCD display (230,000px)
  • xD-Picture Card slot (plus 18mb internal storage)
  • JPEG file format
  • Release Date: 2007-03-15
  • Final Grade: 73 C

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Olympus Stylus 780
7.1 megapixels; 5x optical zoom / 5.6x digital zoom; Image Stabilization; Auto Focus, Auto Exposure with 18 scene modes; ISO 64-1600; Movie mode, with sound; 2.5" LCD display (230,000px); xD-Picture Card slot (plus 18mb internal storage); JPEG file format
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Olympus Stylus 780 is the company's latest attempt to corner the stylish ultracompact corner of the market. Featuring a 7.1 megapixel sensor and a great-for-its-class 5x optical zoom, as well as two kinds of image stabilization, the µ 580 packs a lot of camera into a surprisingly small box. Like several other Olympus cameras, the 580 is "weatherproof," meaning that it can be used in the rain or snow without risk of damage (don't confuse this for underwater-style waterproof, however). Since it's a point-and-shoot camera by design, it offers the user a plethora of scene modes—attempting to cover every conceivable shooting situation—rather than providing full manual controls. This is a shame, since packs huge ISO and shutter speed ranges. Overall, the 580 looks to be a great addition to Olympus' ultracompact line, and a worthy contender to Canon and Sony's class leaders.

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