Got this camera last year, and most of my friends also have this camera (we windsurf). Its great, we can take it with us out on the water to film/photograph good footage. The picture quality is amazing, and there are several functions you can use to improve the quality. Despite me having dropped it a couple of times, theres barely any visible scratches.
9/10 camera for me, and i paid £185 for it last year.
note: when i bought mine last year, i recieved a small xD card slot thing that would take microSD cards. So i could take my phone memory card and put it into my camera when i ran out of space on my other xD card. good lil backup.
also, if you buy an official olmpus xD card, you can take panoramic pictures (i've never tried to do so myself, so can't comment on the quality and ease)
# Product Dimensions: 21 x 94 x 61 cm
# Boxed-product Weight: 908 g
The µ 850SW joins Olympus' highly successful range of waterproof and shockproof cameras. The µ 850SW is incredibly tough, offering protection against falls of up to 1.5 m, water immersion to 3 m and the freezing cold to -10°C, setting you up for an adventure you'll never forget. In addition to its tough exterior, the µ 850SW comes with a powerful 8-megapixel sensor that guarantees flawless photos, and many other advanced features, from face detection and shadow adjustment technology to improved focusing and exposure. The µ 850SW is also equipped with an image stabiliser and 24 modes for professional quality photos, regardless of the shooting conditions. It's easy to handle, and viewing your creations is not a problem either, because the µ 850SW has a fantastic 2.5"� Hyper Crystal LCD screen. The challenges of everyday life will become a thing of the past with the µ 850SW!
Sporting a sleek metal body in a choice of three colours, the Olympus µ[mju:] 850 SW Digital Camera brings toughness to everyone. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, this model is ready for the challenges of everyday life.