Olympus Stylus 1030SW First Impressions Review

Olympus has introduced another tough digital camera with its Stylus 1030SW. It can handle a drop from 6.6 feet, a dunk in water 33 feet deep, temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and crushing weight of up to 220 pounds. The 10.1-megapixel 1030SW

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Image Parameters

 **Picture Quality****/ Size Options**The Olympus Stylus 1030SW brings high resolution to its feature set with its 10.1-megapixel 1/2.35-inch CCD. Previous waterproof Stylus cameras haven’t offered this much. The 790SW and 770SW both have 7.1 megapixels. The newer Olympus Stylus 850SW that was announced alongside the 1030SW comes with 8 megapixels. The 1030SW records JPEG images in the following image sizes: 3648 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, and 640 x 480. Images can be trimmed in the Playback mode to 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels. Picture Effects ModeThere aren’t any cool effects in the recording modes, but the Playback mode is full of them. You can change the color of an image to black & white, sepia, vivid, or muted. You can add dozens of frames and labels to make cards in the camera that can then be printed directly. You can also create calendar pages with several layouts in the Playback menu.** **

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Sections

  1. Physical Tour
  2. Components
  3. Design / Layout
  4. Modes
  5. Control Options
  6. Image Parameters
  7. Connectivity / Extras
  8. Overall Impressions
  9. Conclusion

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