Steve’sDigicams have recently posted a review of the Olympus Mju Digital 720 SW, a 7.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring water-proof (JIS level 8 – allowing it to be up to 110 feet underwater) & shock-proof (to MIL-STD-810F standards – dropable up to 1.5m) metal body with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 38-114mm) and 2.5″ TFT LCD screen.
“Image quality was good for a consumer 7-megapixel model. Outdoors, images that were captured were consistently well exposed, with pleasing color saturation. Thanks in part to its TTL autofocus system and 3x optical zoom lens, the majority of our samples were nice and sharp, and I noticed very little edge softness …Bottom line – the Stylus 720 SW is a tempting digicam in the weather resistant/water proof class. While Olympus claims it is also “Shock Proof” up to 5 feet, we opted not to test this feature; we’ll take their word for it. The camera’s 7-megapixel SHQ images have plenty of resolution to create high-quality prints up to 13×19 inches or larger. The only real issues we had were with the poor position of the lens and the below average results of its VGA movie mode.”