Olympus Stylus 790 SW, 7.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/5x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)

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Olympus Stylus 790 SW Digital Camera (Black)


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The Olympus Stylus 790 SW Digital Camera combines light, durable body construction with shock-absorbing materials and waterproof construction, making it the ultimate pocket camera. It incorporates a high quality 3x zoom lens with a capture resolution of 7.1 megapixels to provide beautiful images.

It is loaded with features to make shooting easy and fun. Twenty-seven shooting modes are built into the camera to cover many common shooting situations including Candle, Sports and Underwater modes. Users are therefore ready to take perfect shots with a minimum of fuss and effort. The camera also features 14MB of internal built-in memory plus an xD-Picture Card slot that allows you to expand the memory to over 2GB, providing enough storage capacity for hundreds of images.

Incredibly Durable
The Stylus 790 SW is designed to go just about anywhere. It is shock resistant to withstand a drop of up to five feet (MIL-STD-810F Drop Test Compliant), it is waterproof up to 10 feet without a case (JIS Class 8), it is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures ((MIL-STD-810F Lo Temp Compliant to 14°F/-10°C), and it is also crush resistant. Of course, its airtight construction makes the camera impervious to dust, dirt and other particles as well. Shoot without worry even in harsh conditions; and when the camera gets dirty, just rinse it off with water.
Takes Pictures Underwater
With the inclusion of four preset underwater scene modes, the Stylus 790 SW is the perfect camera for the pool, waterpark or snorkeling in the ocean. The Stylus 790 SW also features a water-repellant lens coating to prevent water droplets from forming on the lens so you get crystal-clear shots no matter how wet the shooting environment.
7.1 Megapixel Resolution
The high-resolution, 7.1-megapixel image sensor of the Stylus 790 SW delivers superior quality images and larger sized prints without sacrificing detail.
3x Optical Zoom Lens
The high quality 3x optical zoom lens delivers sharp, clear images and brings you closer to the action without taking a step. Adding the 5x digital zoom will let you get even closer with a combined zoom of 15x.
Digital Image Stabilization
Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused when you or your subject is moving.
Perfect Shot Preview
The Perfect Shot Preview mode enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering.
TruePic III Image Processor
The exclusive Olympus TruePic III image processor was originally developed for the demanding performance of Olympus Digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras, and produces crystal-clear photos with truer colors and speeds up overall camera performance so you get the best results.
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection Technology tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subjects are moving, the camera continuously tracks your subjects' faces without having to press the shutter button.
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas - while the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Stylus cameras address this challenge head-on with a new Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail.
Bright Capture Technology
Olympus' Bright Capture Technology makes it possible to clearly compose and capture subjects on the LCD in low light, and allows high sensitivity settings and rapid auto-focus to be used for fast-action photos to be captured with low levels of available light. Plus, Bright Capture Movie lets consumers record the moments in the dark even after the candles are blown out.
Easy Shooting Modes
The camera includes 27 pre-programmed shooting modes that cover many common shooting and lighting situations including Beach & Snow, Available Light Portrait, Sunset and Under Water Snapshot, providing you with the ability to take perfect shots with the minimum of fuss and effort.
TV-quality Video Recording
The Stylus 790 SW includes a high quality movie mode that captures VGA resolution video at a rate of 30 fps with sound, so you can use your compact digital still camera to produce superb video clips, and leave the camcorder at home.
2.5" Hypercrystal LCD
Compose, view and share your images even in direct sunlight - the large, high-resolution Hypercrystal LCD features a wide viewing angle (176 degrees, left to right or up and down) and anti-glare technology that uses natural light to brighten the LCD.
In-Camera Editing
With in-camera editing features such as red-eye fix, resizing, adding frames or text, and color or saturation adjustments, users can edit photos anywhere with ease - touch up or embellish photos without a computer.
Simple Connection to Your PC
Quickly download pictures to a computer to view, edit, and email with Simple PC Connect. The Auto-connect, USB mass storage interface and USB 2.0 High speed interface makes it easy and fast.
Direct Printing
Turn pictures on the camera into vibrant pictures in your hands with One-touch Easy Printing. A single cable is all it takes to connect the Stylus 790 SW camera to a PictBridge compatible printer and print colorful pictures.
Includes Olympus Master 2 Software
Olympus Master 2 Software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or e-mailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates.
Camera Type Waterproof Shockproof Ultra-Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.33" 7.1 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 7.1 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Full Color
Image File Formats JPEG (SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2)
Recorded Resolution 3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Sound
SHQ (640 x 480 @ 30fps)
HQ (320 x 240 @ 15fps)
SQ (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording No
Lens Type Olympus Zoom Lens (10 elements in 8 groups with 3 aspherical lenses)
Optical Zoom 3x
Lens Focal Length 6.7mm - 20.1mm (38mm - 114 mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 5x
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9" (20cm)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5-5.0
Optical Image Stabilization No
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type CCD Contrast Detection with AF Illuminator
Focus Modes Normal, Macro
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 7.9" (20cm) - infinity wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1000 second (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
Aperture Range f/3.5-5.0 - f/8.0
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
Exposure Modes Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent (3 settings)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select 1, Shoot & Select 2, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, Panorama Modes
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off)
Effective Flash Range 0.7' (0.2m) - 12.5' (3.8m) @ ISO 800
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability High Speed: 3.5 fps up to 11 frames in SQ1
Normal Speed: 1.1 fps up to 6 frames in HQ
Self Timer 12 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp No (Simultaneous recording into image data)
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 14.7MB
Compatible Memory Cards xD-Picture Card (up to 2GB)
Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type LI-42B Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter D-7AC AC Adapter with CB-MA1 DC Coupler (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (via Multi-Terminal connector)
Direct Print Capable Yes
Remote Control No
Video Output NTSC & PAL (via Multi-Terminal connector)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.3 or later)
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" Wide-View Hypercrystal TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels)
Language Options English, Spanish, French (additional languages available via download)
Playback Options Single Image , Index Display (4, 9, 16, or 25 up), Enlargement (up to 10x), Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, My Favorites, Histogram, Edit Effects (Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Resize, Rotation, Black & White, Sepia, Frame, Label, Calendar, Saturation), Movie (Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Frame Index)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.9" (94mm x 61mm x 22mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (136g) without battery
Olympus Stylus 790 SW, 7.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/5x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)
  • LI-42B Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Olympus Master 2 Software CD-ROM
  • Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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