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Stylus Tough 1050 SW
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Stylus Tough 1050 SW

Stylus Tough 1050 SW

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Stylus Tough 1050 SW

Manufacturer: Olympus

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Page By: benjydaniel

Created/Edited: Jun 23, 2009 / Jun 23, 2009

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Product Description


"Built to handle whatever life throws at you. Beneath its elegant exterior, the Stylus 1050 SW is Shockproof, Waterproof, Freezeproof and overall Lifeproof. Plus it’s loaded with breakthrough features like Tap Control that lets you operate the camera simply by tapping it. Great for extremely cold temperatures where gloves are a must."

While other digital cameras may use touch screens to access settings, the new Stylus 1050 SW has a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body that is sensitive to touch all over. So getting to the most common menu settings in situations where pushing buttons takes time or is difficult is now as fast and easy as a tap on the top, back or sides of the camera. The rugged 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1050 SW is designed to take the hard knocks that everyday life particularly those with kids can throw its way, so you know that the memories it captures will be protected. It can handle five-foot drops to the hard ground, operate in freezing snowstorms, and swim with the fishes lethal conditions for most other digital cameras. Additionally, the Stylus 1050 SW weathers the elements in style with four trendy colors (blue, champagne, silver and black) and a new streamlined body. The sleek, lens-protecting faceplate slides down, turning the camera on and revealing the lens in an instant to capture the moment.


Durable metal body with an innovative shock-absorbing technology protects it from drops of up to 5 feet.

A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.

It's Freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures!

Operate picture playback, shadow adjustment and flash mode just by tapping the top, back, and sides of the camera. Ideal for underwater use or when wearing gloves.

Tracks up to 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

Detects a smile on your subject’s face and automatically fires off three consecutive shots to capture that perfect smile.

Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.

Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot.

Over 10 million pixels deliver images with amazing definition on screen and when printed.

In addition to xD-Picture Card compatibility, the Stylus 1050 SW comes with an adapter for microSD memory card, an emerging electronic storage media for mobile phones, PDAs and HDTVs.

This large LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.

With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.

3x optical zoom brings you closer to the subject without taking a step.


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benjydanielMy Review

Voted 5/5

This camera is amazing, what else can I say. The main thing that attracted me to it was of course the durability and everything-proof, but also the lens cover. I feel a lot more comfortable knowing that my lens is not going to be scratched. It is great not worrying about the camera when on an expedition. I keep it on the outside of my pack, exposed, for easy access, something I would never have done with my sony, and I don't ever worry about it. 10.1 megapixels is also something to be happy about!

The actual format or software on the camera is fantastic. There is a cool guide built in that tells you how to get the best picture in different situations. Not only can you manually change the aperture, ISO, and other settings manually, but the camera has more than 20 built in settings that are fantastic and produce professional quality images. The auto and video settings also work very nicely. The in camera panorama has produced breathtaking shots for me.

The tap control feature has saved my hands on winter adventures. It makes it so that you can keep your gloves on but still preview pictures and change settings. A very fast processor and a sleek smooth look rounds off the camera.

I haven't actually used the software for PC that comes with the camera. I have always used Photoshop Elements 7 and Picasa 3 (free fom google) and it works great. I have heard that Olympus' software is "ok."

Since it was released last year, you can buy it at an incredible deal. However, it is good enough that Olympus still caries it it their main line of cameras.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:41 pm

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