Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Reviewed
You may have to trade image quality for durability, but it’s definitely worth it.
InfoSync has the video review and text review of the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW. Here’s what they had to say:
The Olympus Stylus 1030 SW isn’t about taking magazine-quality pictures. It’s about dragging it through 14-degree weather, 30-feet of water and then accidentally dropping it, all without concern for its survival. If the camera’s durability meets a specific need, then it’s a good choice for rough-and-tumble shooting. If you just need a compact camera, then you’d probably do better to look for a normal point-and-shoot. They may be wimpier, but they do take better pictures. Release: March 2008. Price: $400.
Pros: Tough as Conan the Barbarian; possibly tougher. Cool little mode-wheel on back. Helpful panorama modes.
Cons: Clumsy interface. Only supports xD and microSD. Making features proprietary to Olympus xD cards is underhanded. Image quality poor for this price range.
So again, if you are having a Man vs. Wild type weekend, you might want to look into this camera. For the full review, check out InfoSync.