Olympus Stylus 720 Review
Olympus Stylus 720 – Perfect for travelers
Waterproof digital cameras seem to be a traveler’s best friend. They are rugged, fairly small, and well, waterproof. Even if you never plan on using the Olympus Stylus 720 in wet conditions, the peace of mind it brings will be worth the extra penny. Prices are around $300.
As far as water proof digital cameras go, the Stylus 720 is up there with the best of them. However, compared to standard digital cameras, there are much better ones. So, if you’re a going to the spa, spend most of the day shopping, dine at five star restaurants kind of traveler; there are better digital cameras for you.
If you are a hike in the pouring rain, sweat like mule, and accident prone traveler; than the Olympus Stylus 720 is for you.
The quick & dirty:
Why it rocks:
- Shockproof 5ft.
- Waterproof 10ft.
- 7.1 Megapixels
- 3x Optical Zoom/5x Digital Zoom
- Shoots Movie Clips
- Uses xD Memory Cards
Why it bites:
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10
For those of you who are travelers/SCUBA divers and need a decent waterproof camera, the Stylus can handle that too. There is an underwater housing for the camera to accommodate those of you who need to be able to use it in depths beyond 10ft. The only draw back to the housing is that it cost as much as the camera!
The Olympus Stylus 720 is small, rugged, waterproof, and then some. What do you think? Are waterproof cameras perfect for the active traveler?