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  Olympus Stylus 1030SW
  Posted by: TommyC1 on Mar-03-13 4:12 PM (EST)
 

I've used this camera for roughly 5 years.
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The good is that it is Tommyproof. I am rough on gear and this camera has swum rapids, banged off of decks and rocks, and handled icy to hot weather all with minimal complaint.
I do not coddle, rinse or otherwise fool with the seals. So far no leaks.
I've never had any internal fogging issues even when I keep it inside my shirt while skiing. Take it out, shoot, put it back.
Freshly charged, the batteries hold up for three to four days when I'm out tripping. Two will get me through a week. With a freshly charged battery at 12 degrees F I got low battery warnings when I left it outside of my shirt for half an hour. The battery seemed to recover once I warmed it up. But that was a day trip so I can not say how the cold would affect it long term.
Color rendition is pretty good with decent light.

The bad is that the CCD is too small to live up to the 10 megapixel images. My old 3 megapixel Cannon shot comparable images with regards to clarity.
The 4x optical zoom is OK if the light is strong but suffers badly if not.

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